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“Jeopardy” Host Alex Trebek Says Cancer Is In “Near Remission”

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has shared some good news with fans about his health since he revealed his cancer diagnosis. The game show host, who announced in March that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer , People magazine that has been responding to chemotherapy and that his doctors told him he was a "near remission." "It's kind of mind-boggling," Trebek 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%. ” According to the Mayo Clinic, pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of just 7%. But when he first revealed his diagnosis, Trebek said he would fight against the odds "I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease," he said. "Truth duty, I have to because of the terms of my contract I have to host Jeopardy for three more years! " Trebek has also been honest about the depression he has suffered as a result of his cancer treatment, Good Morning America earlier this month that had experienced "sures that come on suddenly of deep, deep sadness &#821 1; and it brings tears to my eyes." However, the Jeopardy host customs People that when he learned his treatment appeared to be working, he cried "tears of joy, not tears of depression." With several rounds of chemotherapy still to go, Trebek doesn't have a clean bill of health, but he is crediting the support and prayers…

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has shared some good news with fans about his health since he revealed his cancer diagnosis.

The game show host, who announced in March that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer , People magazine that has been responding to chemotherapy and that his doctors told him he was a “near remission.” “It’s kind of mind-boggling,” Trebek 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%. ”

According to the Mayo Clinic, pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of just 7%. But when he first revealed his diagnosis, Trebek said he would fight against the odds

“I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease,” he said. “Truth duty, I have to because of the terms of my contract I have to host Jeopardy for three more years! “

Trebek has also been honest about the depression he has suffered as a result of his cancer treatment, Good Morning America earlier this month that had experienced “sures that come on suddenly of deep, deep sadness &#821

1; and it brings tears to my eyes.” However, the Jeopardy host customs People that when he learned his treatment appeared to be working, he cried “tears of joy, not tears of depression.”

With several rounds of chemotherapy still to go, Trebek doesn’t have a clean bill of health, but he is crediting the support and prayers have received from fans for his progress so far

“I” We got a couple of million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers, ”he says. “I have been the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this.”

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