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Alex Trebek Shares 'Mind-Boggling' Pancreatic Cancer Update

The "Jeopardy" host said he was told that some of the tumors have shrunk by more than 50%.

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    Alex Trebek Reveals Tumors Have Shrunk By 50 Percent

    Alex Trebek shared good news about his diagnosis with People magazine amid his ongoing chemotherapy treatment for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. (Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019)

    "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his doctors say he's in "near remission" of advanced pancreatic cancer and his response to the treatment is "kind of mind-boggling."

    The 78-year-old TV personality tells People magazine he's responding very well to chemotherapy and the doctors have told him "they hadn't seen this kind of positive results in their memory." Trebek says some of the tumors have shrunk by more than 50%.

    Trebek announced his diagnosis in March, but said he intended to keep working. He said he planned to beat the disease's low survival rate with the love and support of family and friends and with prayers from viewers.

    The American Cancer Society estimates 3% of patients with stage 4 pancreatic cancer are alive 5 years after being diagnosed.

    'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Announces He Has Pancreatic Cancer

    [NATL] 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Announces He Has Pancreatic Cancer

    Alex Trebek, the longtime host of "Jeopardy!" said Wednesday he has pancreatic cancer.

    (Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019)

    Trebek says he still has several more rounds of treatment to hopefully get into full remission.

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