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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has cancer

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  1. MoodyBlues

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    My phone just went crazy with alerts from the local stations that Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

    Trebek has stated that he is going to fight this--but its odds are bleak. Generally speaking...well, let's just say that most people, once diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, don't have much time left. :(

    I appreciate his humor, saying that he has to live because his Jeopardy! contract holds him to hosting for three more years. :)

    Sending healing thoughts his way...
     

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    That's what got Steve Jobs, too. :(

    I've personally known two people who had pancreatic cancer and was a quick end. :(
     
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    He's always had a terrific sense of humor (in case you missed a recent example in Funny Pictures).

    Stage 4 of any kind of cancer doesn't yield a good prognosis. I have always liked him and wish him the very best.
     
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    I've known one...from diagnosis to death was ≈3 months. :(
     
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    Alec, "How do you cure cancer?"

    "I am sorry contensent, there is no right answer."
     
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    Thanks! I hadn't seen it. Betty White...what can I say?! :D
    Yeah, it's usually bleak, and pancreatic is like the worst of the worst. However, there's always hope...

    My aunt's sister, who's in her 70s, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer; it had metastasized throughout her body. Her prognosis was terrible, a few months at most. But she chose aggressive treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy, which made her sick and weak. But she soldiered on--and is still hanging in there some four years later. So you never know.
    Same here. I had stopped watching Jeopardy! for awhile after my mom died in 2013, because it made me sad. (We usually watched it together in her room.) I resumed watching in 2016. I've seen some amazing players, including Cindy Stowell, who was dying of colon cancer when she appeared, and the hilarious Austin Rogers. :)

    I want Alex to beat this...damn it...
     
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    Stopped watching the show when my grandmother got ill, due to her swallowing of her hearing aids. I used to be a gameshow junkie back in the day. Maybe that is why the intellgent got attatched to this old brain of mine.
     
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    And, as I was reminded on ABC's news tonight, Patrick Swayze, Michael Landon, and Aretha Franklin. :(
     

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