An Update from Alex | JEOPARDY!

An Update from Alex | JEOPARDY!

One of the things I have learned in the past six months is that the course of pancreatic cancer treatment is not a straightforward affair. There are always curves and unexpected events.

This summer, because I was making such good progress, we thought I was finished with chemo. That was a bit premature and certainly overoptimistic. I began immunotherapy, but that didn’t go well. My numbers went south – dramatically and quickly.

The doctors are now reexamining my situation, and it appears I will be having more chemo treatments ahead of me. Hey, they worked very well the first time, so we’re expecting good results again.

Please keep me in your good thoughts and prayers. It really means a lot.

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37 Responses

  1. rivera5b says:

    Keep fighting it, you are a great host

  2. Mac Escalante says:

    Alex, I still til this day pray for you. I am very sorry to hear about the diagnosis again ? I really hope and pray that you overcome this as I believe you are strong in doing so. Wishing you the best support for your health and fight. You always encourage me to stay strong when times are tough. ????

  3. Eric Husayn says:

    Best of luck Alex! We’re behind you 100%.

  4. Melted Cheese says:

    A terrifying situation and diagnosis handled with dignity and courage. I’d expect nothing less from you Mr Trebek, you will be in my prayers sir

  5. Debbie Innes says:

    Sending good thoughts and prayers from Canada. Jeopardy question: Who is greatly loved? Answer: You are!

    • Diaz Niño says:

      Not given in the form of a Jeopardy question.
      Q:This Canadian game show host has given us over 30 years of television, and is greatly loved by his fans.
      A: Who is Alex Trebek?

    • Debbie Innes says:

      @Diaz Niño You’re right! Yours is quite perfect. Thank you.

  6. Aidan Gallegos says:

    It’s amazing to see how strong and positive he is through all of this. Thank you, Alex, for everything that you bring to us. You mean so much to us all!

  7. Boom12 says:

    Keep Strong Alex. We’re always here for you. God loves you.

  8. lemon98TV says:

    Ah this broke my heart. Keep at it, keep fighting!

  9. Joe Moone says:

    Good luck, Alex! We are all rooting for you, and we expect we’ll be seeing you for years to come on Jeopardy.

  10. William Matarazzo says:

    Alex kicks cancer right in the buzzer!! you can do it!!

  11. Average_ Joe says:

    You got this Alex, keep fighting and never lose hope. We as Jeopardy fans certainly haven’t lost hope for you at all.

  12. Kyle Ramie says:

    Who is a 79-year old warrior that never quits?

  13. Amanda Harris says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers, we all love you Alex.

  14. PatJK910 says:

    Keep fighting it Alex Trebek, you are great man and you are a fighter.

  15. Kevin Sippel Jr says:

    This guy makes it impossible not to respect the hell out of him. Wish him the best.

  16. Shell F says:

    Continue with good nutrition, positivity, grounding and mindfulness. Praying and sending good vibes.

  17. Margann Laurissa says:

    You have been in my thoughts and prayers since Day 1, Alex!

  18. Alan says:

    You’re a strong fighter Alex. Keeping you in my prayers ?

  19. Matt Waller says:

    Much love and respect to you, Mr Trebek

    • VELMA GEORGE says:

      With God all things are possible

    • A Remedy Project says:

      VELMA GEORGE Bullshit. That’d like saying if you fail it’s cuz god wasn’t there for you. Or it’s your fault. You don’t say shit like that to a cancer patient. Cheers.

    • Ephyne says:

      @A Remedy Project Not trying to preach, but man, you have an absolute shit attitude on life and faith and it’s projecting really heavily in your words. They were giving a response clearly meant to be comforting, to keep his hopes up and have have faith in something beyond human ability. Some people need that to pull them through. It does not mean that if things don’t work out how we want them that we failed or that God isn’t with us. That’s an egocentric view of the universe. Instead of immediately jumping to negative conclusions, maybe consider this: If things don’t work out, it just means that what we hope for isn’t a part of God’s plan/the destiny that the universe paved for us. Sometimes bad things that happen to us are there in place of something much, much worse (and we don’t even know what could have been) or to prevent further suffering, and sometimes we are given challenges to test the worth of our character or teach us and others life lessons. Instead of getting angry at other people when God is mentioned, since it’s clear you have some beef with that, I suggest working on improving your own miserable outlook.

  20. beff jaker says:

    I’ll take “who will beat this with admirable courage” for $1000

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