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Alex Trebek not in good health

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#BREAKING Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, but plans to keep hosting @Jeopardy for as long as he can.

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Reply #1 posted 03/06/19 2:46pm

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Oh crap, that's not good. sad

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Reply #2 posted 03/06/19 2:51pm

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He says he will fight it:

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Reply #3 posted 03/06/19 2:57pm

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Yikes. I've known a couple of people throughout the years who were diagnosed with that.

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Reply #4 posted 03/06/19 2:58pm

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Oh hell noooo!! He better get back to canada , get back on universal health care stat!!

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Reply #5 posted 03/06/19 3:03pm

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sad I've enjoyed him hosting Jeopardy for decades. Hope he wins his fight; prayer will be sent.

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Reply #6 posted 03/06/19 3:20pm

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“Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy! fan base. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health. So therefore, I wanted to be the one to pass along this information.

Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years! So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you.”

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Reply #7 posted 03/06/19 5:19pm

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TrivialPursuit said:



“Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy! fan base. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health. So therefore, I wanted to be the one to pass along this information.

Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years! So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you.”




lol Will do. thumbs up! pray

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Reply #8 posted 03/06/19 7:21pm

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onlyforaminute said:



TrivialPursuit said:





“Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy! fan base. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health. So therefore, I wanted to be the one to pass along this information.








Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years! So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you.”







lol Will do. thumbs up! pray


Me too. smile
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Reply #10 posted 03/06/19 8:55pm

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I can't say I find game shows entertaining, but I do love Trebek and many noteworthy clips that come across my feed.



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Reply #11 posted 03/06/19 9:45pm

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I am not saying this could ever, and God forbid it ever does, happen to Alex Trebek, but didnt Patrick Swayze say that he was gonna fight the same disease and now where is he??? sad sad sad sad

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PurpleSpirit319 said:

I am not saying this could ever, and God forbid it ever does, happen to Alex Trebek, but didnt Patrick Swayze say that he was gonna fight the same disease and now where is he??? sad sad sad sad


Swayze had something on his liver that had metastasized. He was also a heavy smoker, even near the end of his life. He did technically die of pancreatic cancer, but he had a head start with the other cancers in him already.

The thing about pancreatic cancer is that there is no screening process for it. It's so subtle and spreads so quickly, it's often found out once it's very advanced. That's why the survival rate is so low. It's just impossible to find it earlier. The pancreas sits behind the stomach, and Swayze was reported to have part of his stomach removed early in his fight. The liver tumor happened after that, then they found the stage IV pancreatic cancer.

I don't hold out much hope for Alex, but anything could happen. I surely wish him a victory over this.

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Reply #13 posted 03/07/19 4:12am

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PurpleSpirit319 said:

I am not saying this could ever, and God forbid it ever does, happen to Alex Trebek, but didnt Patrick Swayze say that he was gonna fight the same disease and now where is he??? sad sad sad sad

He said "the prognosis for this is not very encouraging" But the truth is at stage 4 very few beat it...as in 1%.

Maybe the best hope is to raise awareness?

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PurpleSpirit319 said:

I am not saying this could ever, and God forbid it ever does, happen to Alex Trebek, but didnt Patrick Swayze say that he was gonna fight the same disease and now where is he??? sad sad sad sad



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luv4u said:

Oh hell noooo!! He better get back to canada , get back on universal health care stat!!


He'll get treated a lot faster in the States.

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TrivialPursuit said:

PurpleSpirit319 said:

I am not saying this could ever, and God forbid it ever does, happen to Alex Trebek, but didnt Patrick Swayze say that he was gonna fight the same disease and now where is he??? sad sad sad sad


Swayze had something on his liver that had metastasized. He was also a heavy smoker, even near the end of his life. He did technically die of pancreatic cancer, but he had a head start with the other cancers in him already.

The thing about pancreatic cancer is that there is no screening process for it. It's so subtle and spreads so quickly, it's often found out once it's very advanced. That's why the survival rate is so low. It's just impossible to find it earlier. The pancreas sits behind the stomach, and Swayze was reported to have part of his stomach removed early in his fight. The liver tumor happened after that, then they found the stage IV pancreatic cancer.

I don't hold out much hope for Alex, but anything could happen. I surely wish him a victory over this.


Trebek's cancer is also stage IV. It's sad, but he's done.

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Genesia said:


Trebek's cancer is also stage IV. It's sad, but he's done.


Agreed. I'd be really surprised if he survived it. I guess I meant Swayze had a host of shit going on before the pancreatic stuff kicked in.

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TrivialPursuit said:

Genesia said:


Trebek's cancer is also stage IV. It's sad, but he's done.


Agreed. I'd be really surprised if he survived it. I guess I meant Swayze had a host of shit going on before the pancreatic stuff kicked in.

Seems like my dad has the same thing...

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Reply #19 posted 03/08/19 6:33am

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This is such sad news and the prognosis is very poor. I wish Alex all the best, but he certainly has a rough road ahead. As for Jeopardy! When it comes to replacing Alex, they better not pick some dumb ass celebrity for the job. We need someone who's genuinely smart, witty and who loves the game. Perhaps one of the contestants from the recent tournament of champions.

I hope Alex survives this and we see him back on the show. I've been watching faithfully for 35 years and can't imagine the show without him.
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Wanna hear something weird? Alex Trebek's predecessor on Jeopardy! (Art Fleming) also died of pancreatic cancer.

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Genesia said:

Wanna hear something weird? Alex Trebek's predecessor on Jeopardy! (Art Fleming) also died of pancreatic cancer.


eek

Something in the work environment?

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luv4u said:

Genesia said:

Wanna hear something weird? Alex Trebek's predecessor on Jeopardy! (Art Fleming) also died of pancreatic cancer.


eek

Something in the work environment?


I doubt it. Back in the day, Jeopardy! originated in New York City. I'm pretty sure it isn't still taped there.

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Reply #23 posted 03/09/19 10:59pm

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Stage IV is really bad news. We've watched Alex on Jeopardy ever since he first started hosting the show mid 80's. This was really a shock when we heard the news cry and I don't really expect he will be around long. Seems like every time I turn around I hear about someone dying from pancreatic cancer these days.

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Genesia said:

Wanna hear something weird? Alex Trebek's predecessor on Jeopardy! (Art Fleming) also died of pancreatic cancer.



eek I use to watch when Art Fleming was the host. I didn't know this.

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Reply #25 posted 03/10/19 3:45pm

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It has metastasized to his other organs. If I were him, I would take it easy somewhere beautiful with important people in his life as he does not have too long. I would not try to tough it out on TV in front of millions.

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It has metastasized to his other organs. If I were him, I would take it easy somewhere beautiful with important people in his life as he does not have too long. I would not try to tough it out on TV in front of millions.


Respectfully: How he handles his life in his last days is entirely and solely his decision. No one else's opinion matters, or needs to be voiced. He knows how long he has as does his doctor.

Jeopardy! films in chunks the way Wheel does. It's a pretty sweet schedule on Wheel. Jeopardy! films 5 shows a day, twice a week, twice a month (basically 2 days a week every other week). A lot of these shows like Wheel, Judge Judy etc have similar schedules. (Judy and Judge Mathis film on the same stage, too.) So he has plenty of time to do whatever he wants in between those two days a week every other week. I mean, his work schedule is basically 4 days a month. And if he wants to feel like he has a purpose and something to do until his time is up, if it ends sooner than later, then so be it.

Human nature is to fight disease and not give it any leeway in their life as long as possible. I'd keep doing the same instead of retiring and sitting at home waiting to die. I wouldn't be surprised if he died at the podium, doing what he loves. And if he did, no one would blame him.

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Reply #27 posted 03/11/19 9:28pm

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peggyon said:

It has metastasized to his other organs. If I were him, I would take it easy somewhere beautiful with important people in his life as he does not have too long. I would not try to tough it out on TV in front of millions.


Respectfully: How he handles his life in his last days is entirely and solely his decision. No one else's opinion matters, or needs to be voiced. He knows how long he has as does his doctor.

Jeopardy! films in chunks the way Wheel does. It's a pretty sweet schedule on Wheel. Jeopardy! films 5 shows a day, twice a week, twice a month (basically 2 days a week every other week). A lot of these shows like Wheel, Judge Judy etc have similar schedules. (Judy and Judge Mathis film on the same stage, too.) So he has plenty of time to do whatever he wants in between those two days a week every other week. I mean, his work schedule is basically 4 days a month. And if he wants to feel like he has a purpose and something to do until his time is up, if it ends sooner than later, then so be it.

Human nature is to fight disease and not give it any leeway in their life as long as possible. I'd keep doing the same instead of retiring and sitting at home waiting to die. I wouldn't be surprised if he died at the podium, doing what he loves. And if he did, no one would blame him.

Certainly, I know it is his choice. Just been an RN for 30+ years and sometimes oncologists promote

'hope' and 'let's fight this' too much. I have worked in the ER for years and have seen end-stage (IV) cancer patients come in who are fighting a futile fight...emaciated, dehydrated, nauseous,in pain etc; devastated by the treatment and the disease. More than once we have had to have the' Conversation' in the ED which should have been initiated by the oncologist. I have been involved with this particular scenario dozens of times.

When I hear Mr Trebek say he is going to fight this and keep working, I wonder if he has been given all of the facts to make an informed decision. The cancer has metatasized to many of his other organs.

My initial comment had to with having time to find closure with loved ones etc. while there is time.

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peggyon said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Respectfully: How he handles his life in his last days is entirely and solely his decision. No one else's opinion matters, or needs to be voiced. He knows how long he has as does his doctor....

Certainly, I know it is his choice. Just been an RN for 30+ years and sometimes oncologists promote

'hope' and 'let's fight this' too much. I have worked in the ER for years and have seen end-stage (IV) cancer patients come in who are fighting a futile fight...emaciated, dehydrated, nauseous,in pain etc; devastated by the treatment and the disease. More than once we have had to have the' Conversation' in the ED which should have been initiated by the oncologist. I have been involved with this particular scenario dozens of times.

When I hear Mr Trebek say he is going to fight this and keep working, I wonder if he has been given all of the facts to make an informed decision. The cancer has metatasized to many of his other organs.

My initial comment had to with having time to find closure with loved ones etc. while there is time.


I understand. But I do think with that filming schedule being so sparse, he will have way more time with his family anyway. Besides, I'm sure you know a lot can happen in a short period at this point. He may not make it to another taping. It's so ironic, because a couple of months ago he had talked about hanging it up when his contract was up for renewal next time (3 years or so). He later said he wasn't going anywhere. Now - the outlook is grim.

I would imagine the "fight" is a noble front for a dismal prognosis. sad

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