Alex Trebek is opening up about his health.
The 79-year-old Jeopardy! host spoke about his condition in a health update posted on Wednesday (March 4), one year after revealing he was fighting Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
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“The one-year survival rate for stage IV pancreatic cancer patients is 18 percent. I’m very happy to report I have just reached that marker. I’d be lying if I said the journey had been an easy one,” he 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 betrayal — a betrayal of my wife and soulmate, Jean, who has given her all to help me survive. It would have been a betrayal of other cancer patients who have looked to me as an inspiration and a cheerleader of sorts of the value of living and hope. And it would certainly have been a betrayal of my faith in God and the millions of prayers that had been said on my behalf.”
“You know something? If I, no, if we — because so many of us are involved in this same situation — if we take it just one day at a time with a positive attitude, anything is possible,” he went on to conclude.
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