Alex Trebek Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer – George Alexander Trebek popularly known as Alex Trebek revealed that he he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Alex Trebek Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer:
Alex Trebek, who has hosted for longtime the Jeopardy! game show since 1984, announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek noted that his prognosis was poor but that he would aggressively fight the cancer in hopes of beating the odds and would continue hosting Jeopardy! for as long as he was able, joking that his contract obligated him to do so for three more years. 78 years old Alex Trebek, said that he will attempt to finish out this season of “Jeopardy!” through his contract that ends in 2022. Dr. Timothy Donahue, professor of surgery, chief of surgical oncology and a pancreatic surgeon at UCLA said,”It’s best for them to try and continue their normal lives as much as possible,” and also added, “It keeps their spirits up when combating this disease and trying to tolerate the treatment.”
Alex Trebek 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.”
Pat Sajak, the host of “Wheel of Fortune,” tweeted, “The Sajak family is deeply saddened to hear of Alex Trebek’s struggle with cancer. Our hearts go out to him and his family. But there is no one I know who is stronger and more determined, and I would never bet against him. We, and the entire country, are pulling for you, Alex.”
Pancreatic Cancer – Dr. Yuri Genyk, a professor of clinical surgery at the University of Southern California said that almost 57,000 people every year will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in United States and about 46,000 people will die of the disease in 2019, according to the cancer society projects. Out of all cancers, it causes the fourth-most deaths. Pancreatic cancer develops when cells in the pancreas, a glandular organ behind the stomach, beyond control and form a mass. These affected cancerous cells have the ability to invade other parts of the body. There are numarous types of pancreatic cancer are presented. The most popularly seen, pancreatic adenocarcinoma, accounts for about 85% of cases, and the term “pancreatic cancer” is sometimes used to refer only to that type.
Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms – Yellow skin, abdominal or back pain, unexplained weight loss, light-colored stools, dark urine, loss of appetite.
Alex Trebek was born in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on July 22, 1940. Trebek coupled with Elaine Callei in 1974.They separated in 1981. In 1990, Alex Trebek married Jean Currivan. They have two children, Matthew and Emily.
The Sajak family is deeply saddened to hear of Alex Trebek’s struggle with cancer. Our hearts go out to him and his family. But there is no one I know who is stronger and more determined, and I would never bet against him. We, and the entire country, are pulling for you, Alex.
— Pat Sajak (@patsajak) March 6, 2019