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Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« on: March 06, 2019, 06:09:58 PM »

Well, this came out of left field. :no:

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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 06:49:19 PM »

That's not good, at all. Pancreatic cancer is about the worst cancer you can get, and as morbid as it is to say, he's probably not making it out of 2019. X-(
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 07:06:31 PM »

My great uncle and his brother-in-law were both diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer around the same time in the 1990s, and both were given 6 months to live. The brother-in-law gave up and was dead in 4.5 months. My great uncle decided to fight it and lived another 3.5 years.
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 09:51:56 PM »

My great uncle and his brother-in-law were both diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer around the same time in the 1990s, and both were given 6 months to live. The brother-in-law gave up and was dead in 4.5 months. My great uncle decided to fight it and lived another 3.5 years.

Sounds like my dad and Prostate cancer: he was give I think 3-4 years, but beat and lived 9 years.

FWIW, Art Fleming died of pancreatic cancer.
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 01:28:04 AM »

Very sad news.  Would be good if Alex can make it at least through his remaining 3 years.  If he "leaves the building" sooner, well, he's had a good long career.  Hopefully his fight won't be a painful one.  Can't believe he's 78.
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2019, 08:39:05 AM »

Can't believe he's 78.

Me either. He looks good for his age. Hes already survived 2 heart attacks. Hell, I think his mom is still alive.
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 10:05:34 AM »

This is really one from the "Say it ain't so!" department. I can see Sony lining up potential replacements if Alex doesn't make it to 2022, when his current contract is set to expire. But I hope he does, and best of luck to him.

Can't believe he's 78.

Me either. He looks good for his age. He’s already survived 2 heart attacks. Hell, I think his mom is still alive.
And Johnny Gilbert, the show's only announcer since it first aired in 1984, is still doing his job at age 94.
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 12:21:52 PM »

Can't believe he's 78.

Me either. He looks good for his age. Hes already survived 2 heart attacks. Hell, I think his mom is still alive.

That's true because I had sex with her lass-t week!
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2019, 07:42:01 PM »

Brief update.


Continued well-wishes for Mr. Trebek as he continues his treatment. Hopefully he can do more than Season 36.
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2019, 02:47:59 PM »

I'm pretty confident that he'll be around to do the show for as long as he can.
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2019, 08:18:10 AM »

For those that missed it, Alex was interviewed on Good Morning America yesterday.

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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2019, 01:24:07 PM »

Gregg Allman was confident he was going to make it and look what happened to him.
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2019, 10:19:37 AM »

Now all we can do is hope that he makes it through Season 36.
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2019, 12:30:40 PM »

Now all we can do is hope that he makes it through Season 36.

It's beginning to look unlikely.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/mobile/canada/alex-trebek-tells-lisa-laflamme-i-m-not-afraid-of-dying-1.4625438

He's putting up a good fight, but I'm beginning to wonder if he'll survive the season. If he does, I suspect he will retire early.
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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2020, 05:59:07 PM »

Alex just gave a one-year update.

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Re: Alex Trebek diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2020, 11:56:36 AM »

He definitely fights with class and tenacity.  Most of us have no idea of the struggles behind the scenes so that he keeps going.
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