‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek gives update on cancer battle, says he now has ‘closed-ended life’

“Jeopardy!” game show host Alex Trebek is giving an update about his pancreatic cancer battle, telling ABC News he now has a "closed-ended life because of the terrible survival rates of pancreatic cancer."

News 12 Staff

Dec 31, 2019, 12:20 PM

Updated 1,610 days ago

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“Jeopardy!” game show host Alex Trebek is giving an update about his pancreatic cancer battle, telling ABC News he now has a "closed-ended life because of the terrible survival rates of pancreatic cancer."
The 79-year old said he was "near remission," but now is indicating something different.
Trebek says the positivity he's been getting from loved ones and fans have made the battle easier to endure.
RELATED: Alex Trebek says latest cancer treatments might end ‘Jeopardy!’ run 

He says he'll be undergoing chemotherapy again.
Trebek revealed back in March he had been suffering from stomach pains before being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

He has become outspoken in raising awareness for the disease and the symptoms.
The American Cancer Society says there is an overall 9% five-year survival rate for all stages of the cancer combined.


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