Jeopardy host Alex Trebek’s Heartbreaking Struggle with Pancreatic Cancer

The legendary game show host had been diagnosed last year and shared an update of his condition in March

Recently, before the pandemic got out of control and lockdown was initiated in many countries, host of the popular game Jeopardy! Alex Trebek gave an update regarding his battle with pancreatic cancer.

In March 2019, he first gave a statement regarding his prognosis and how things are “not very encouraging” but still said that he was going to fight against it.

He continued being the host of Jeopardy! despite his diagnosis and in January this year, he got to host the primetime event “The Greatest of All Time,” which was an event that United some of the biggest money winners to compete against each other.

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In his short speech in March this year, he spoke about his current health situation. He said that the one-year survival rate for patients suffering from stage 4 pancreatic cancer was just 18% but he successfully beat those odds.

Then he spoke about how it hadn’t been a smooth journey, and that he had a few good days, but many not-so-good days. In fact, he even joked that the chemotherapy was going to kill him before the cancer. He addressed the difficulties he endured such as the inability to do certain body functions and episodes of great depression which made him question whether he should fight or give up. But he decided not to think like that as it seemed like he would be doing his wife Jean a great betrayal.

His doctor told him that the two year survival rate was only 7%, but he had faith that he is going to pull through once again, and that everyone should go through life with a positive attitude.