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Alex Trebek shares candid 1-year update on cancer diagnosis – Source

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek shared a very candid update on his health a year after announcing his stage IV pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

In a video posted to Jeopardy!‘s Twitter account, Trebek noted that the one-year survival rate for stage IV pancreatic cancer patients is 18%.

“I’m very happy to report I have just reached that marker,” he said.

However, as he goes on to explain, getting to that point has been a physically and emotionally taxing journey.

“There were some good days, but a lot of not so good days. I joked with friends that the cancer won’t kill me, the chemo treatments will,” Trebek said. “There were moments of great pain days when certain bodily functions no longer functioned and sudden massive attacks of great depression that made me wonder if it really was worth fighting on.”

“But I brushed that aside quickly because that would have been a massive…

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