Alex Trebek gives one-year update on his cancer: ‘There were moments of great pain’

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek gave an update on his Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, exactly one year after he was diagnosed.

On Wednesday, Trebek posted a video to his Twitter account saying that he’d beaten the one-year survival rate for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer patients, which is 18 per cent.

“I’m very happy to report I have just reached that marker,” Trebek said.

“Now I’d be lying if I said the journey had been an easy one. There were some good days but a lot of not-so-good days,” he shared.

Trebek said that he jokes with friends saying, “the cancer won’t kill me, the chemo treatments will.”

He said that there were “moments of great pain” and he experienced days when “certain bodily functions no longer functioned.”

Trebek also revealed that he had “sudden, massive attacks of great depression that made me wonder if it really was worth fighting on.”

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