Jeopardy's Alex Trebek in good spirits as he nears remission Published By Tribute on May 29, 2019


Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer back in March.


Game show host Alex Trebek is happy to report that his Stage 4 pancreatic cancer is responding well to the chemotherapy treatment that he has been undergoing with the past few months.

In a People magazine cover story, the Canadian host says doctors have told him that he is "near remission" from the cancer, which typically has a nine percent survival rate.

"It’s kind of mind-boggling," Trebek, 78, told People. "The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory… some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent."

His ecstatic response is more than welcome by all his fans, who were shocked at the revelation back in March and have been showing support for him since.

Because of the low survival rate for patients with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, Trebek was overjoyed at the good news he received from his doctors, to the point where he was in tears. He stated, "They were tears of joy, not tears of depression."

Trebek has been rather candid with fans about his battle with cancer, remarking that he has gone through "surges of sadness" since his diagnosis. However, the overwhelming support of well wishes and prayers since his announcement have helped keep his spirits high during his treatment. ~Paolo Maquiraya

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Comments & Discussion

  • Penguin - 5/30/2019 11:21:56 AM
    Really glad to hear this fantastic news. Whatever he's doing - keep it up!
  • Judy - 5/30/2019 1:21:35 PM
    Thank God. Along with everyone else, I've been praying so hard.
  • Sally L - 5/30/2019 3:41:01 PM
    Praise God the remission will continue!
  • Jeanine Kline - 5/31/2019 2:08:33 AM
    I'm so glad for Alex! My dear sister was taken by this cancer in 13 months back in 2000.. Hang in there Dear Alex! We are cheering for you.
  • Chrissy - 5/31/2019 4:19:13 AM
    Way to go Alex!! That is such excellent news
  • Don - 6/1/2019 10:53:43 AM
    WOW! - such wonderful news, Alex. Keep doing just what you've so far - we fans LOVE you.
  • Lilliana - 6/1/2019 11:35:06 AM
    Alex I am so happy to hear that your are almost in remission. I had breast cancer and I was a very positive attitude. My youngest son who he did not communicate with with me for 20 years. He was telling me that I was going to die, but I knew that I will survive it. However I pray for you every night in my night prayer and you know what I was happy to hear that God did listen to ome. Keep the positive attitude on at all time. So very happy to hear you are on the road to recovery. Sincerely Lilliana
  • Arthur - 6/1/2019 9:38:42 PM
    Your show is the greatest, watching jepordy james and and you every night. Wishing you, Alex, all the best for a full and quick recovery. Wishing you all the best.
  • Em - 6/3/2019 5:23:39 AM
    Yes! This is great to hear about the progress and remission. Mr. Trebek is a treasure. He made Jeopardy what it is today. Alex kick that cancer's ass!

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