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Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Gives Good News in His Cancer Battle

Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Gives Good News in His Cancer Battle
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By    |   Wednesday, 29 May 2019 12:33 PM

Less than three months ago "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek shocked fans by  revealing that he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But now the 78-year-old has a "mind-boggling" update.

Speaking to People, Trebek said he has been responding very well to chemotherapy, that his cancer is in near-remission and he’s feeling cautiously optimistic. 

"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," he said.

Trebek first announced his cancer diagnosis in March with a heartfelt video in which he vowed that he was "going to fight this," and would "keep working." True to his word Trebek was back at it days later to continue production on the beloved quiz show. Since then, he has admitted to experiencing moments of "deep, deep sadness."

Opening up to Good Morning America earlier this month, he admitted that his battle with cancer brought tears to his eyes. Now he is crying tears of joy and is crediting his fans, friends, and family for his positive health update.

"I've got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers," he told People. "I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this."

Trebek will still have to undergo several more rounds of chemotherapy but he is feeling positive.

"I’ve got a lot of love out there headed in my direction and a lot of prayer, and I will never ever minimize the value of that," he said.

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Less than three months ago "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek shocked fans by revealing that he is battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But now the 78-year-old has a "mind-boggling" update.
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