(Fox News) “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebekis reports he has got some rather good news in his tough battle against Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Turns out the cancer is approaching remission, as Alex is responding quite well to chemotherapy treatment.
Trebek announced his diagnosis in a video message in March and told fans he will continue working as the host of "Jeopardy!" while undergoing treatment. So far, he's made good on that promise and presided over James Holzhauer's ongoing winning streak. (BTW-that payout so far is about $2.25 million-and counting).
Speaking to People, the 78-year-old game show host revealed that his doctors are shocked at how well his tumors are responding to treatment. “It’s kind of mind-boggling,” he said. “The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory… some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.”
While Trebek’s prognosis is good given the cancer’s reported nine percent survival rate, he notes that he’s still got several more difficult rounds of chemotherapy before he’s in full remission. as you may know, Trebek has been incredibly open about the physically and emotionally taxing process of chemotherapy. And who could forget that original video announcement?
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