Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by teapot37 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:03 pm

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:13 pm

Such sad and shocking news. Credit to Alex for not hiding the information and being able to insert some humor into the message.

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Post by harrumph » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:13 pm

Best wishes to Alex and his family.

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Post by boson » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:25 pm

Very sad and scary. I'm glad he is being brave. Our thoughts are with him and his family.

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Post by Roadgeek Adam » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:25 pm

It takes an incredible amount of courage to stand in front of a camera and tell the world that you have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. It takes a certain personality to be able to do that and then make a joke that will make everyone watching chuckle through their tears. Alex Trebek, for all these years has managed to do both. His words should be an inspiration to everyone fighting stage 4 cancer.

Thanks Alex. You have never been anything but the very best.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by lisa0012 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:28 pm

His video made me laugh and cry. I wish him the best in his fight.

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:29 pm

As per my notes, there are 8 taping days left of Season 35 after today; the season is set to conclude taping April 9.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Pointer » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:31 pm

Very best wishes to Alex and family as he battles this terrible disease. He is facing it with obvious courage and humour. A class act, as he always has been.

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Post by alietr » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:35 pm

That just plain sucks. I hope he's right that he can beat it. Best wishes to him and his family.

I've been a long time donor to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network since it took Randy Pausch (of "The Last Lecture" fame). I hope more research will help eventually beat the disease.

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Post by Bamaman » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:39 pm

Sad news. Not a good prognosis, especially given his age, he'll be 79 in July. Art Fleming died from pancreatic cancer.

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Post by boson » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:39 pm

For those who don't know, pancreatic cancer is particularly bad because it produces few symptoms until it is discovered - often at a late stage. Stage 4 means it has spread to other organs and there is no cure. The median survival time is 2-6 months after diagnosis.

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Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:40 pm

I'm very saddened by this news. Props to AT for the way he is handling this.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by xxaaaxx » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:41 pm

Awful news. Trying to fight off all the negative thoughts because that cancer, at that stage...damnit. Best wishes Alex!

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Post by Bamaman » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:42 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:29 pm
As per my notes, there are 8 taping days left of Season 35 after today; the season is set to conclude taping April 9.
Do you know what air date they are currently taped through?

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by LeFlaneur » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:56 pm

Shocking. Hang in there. All the best mate.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Austin Powers » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:10 pm

Damn it.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by StevenH » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:13 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with Alex!

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Blue Lion » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:22 pm

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Don't Think Twice » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:29 pm

I'm brokenhearted. Best wishes to Alex and family.

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