Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by The Talking Mime » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:41 pm

Very awful news, but it's reassuring to see that he's handling it with courage and humour. Here's to hoping that he can beat it.
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Post by ElendilPickle » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:47 pm

What awful news. Here's hoping that he will be in the percentage that beats this thing.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by kablamfan11 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:22 pm

Sending out prayers to the his friends & family. My parents have watched Jeopardy ever since 1984.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Lefty » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:26 pm

Bar no holds. Cancer cheats.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by SBurrus » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:34 pm

This is a stunning development. Pancreatic cancer is among the worst types because one often isn't even aware they have it until the disease is well into its latter stages. My late brother-in-law succumbed to pancreatic cancer within 35 days of diagnosis. I hope Alex has a better outcome and can, indeed, beat this. My thoughts and prayers are with him.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Kingrat47 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:53 pm

This is very sad. I hope very badly that he makes good on his vow to finish out his contract. He’s had a remarkable run, and I hope it continues.

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Post by triviawayne » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:56 pm

Nothing to say...speechless
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by NYCScribbler » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:57 pm

Oh, God.

Pancreatic is awful. Stage 4 cancer is awful. The combination... God. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. If anyone has the resources to bar no holds... but I've seen it before, and in someone younger and with the time/money to go full throttle, and he still lost. This is like a punch to the gut.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by CailinGaoilge » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:14 pm

Some lovely tributes and good wishes around TV this evening. The most touching I've seen are from Anderson Cooper on AC360 and Chris Cuomo on Cuomo Prime Time. The Cuomo clip here:



The Cooper one could be seen, if your TV service has CNN, on cnngo at around the 8:57 EST timestamp.

This was incredibly hard to hear and it was beyond tough to watch him on tonight's show :(

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:27 pm

:cry:

Good race. Mr. Trebek.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Bamaman » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:34 pm

I was just able to watch the video for the first time. Amazing he could be that straightforward about it on the national stage, but I am glad he beat the media to the punch.

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Post by Picked Off » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:46 pm

Alex is a legend and everyone will be pulling for him.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:58 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:42 pm
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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?
May 27-31 was taped today, by my records.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:29 am

Wow, I'm surprised by the news. He's always struck me as being in decent health for his age. All the best.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by CoachP » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:51 am

Sad news. Best wishes to Mr. Trebek and I hope he can beat the prognosis and finish his contract! It was an honor to meet him.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by yclept » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:34 am

Devastating news.

I was convinced that Alex would troll us about his “retirement” for the next 15 years or so as he kept signing contract extensions.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by chmmr » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:38 am

This sucks.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by harrumph » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:34 am

I think the producers should consider moving the final taping sessions for this season to a larger venue. Thousands of true fans will want to give Alex the appreciation that he deserves, and their small studio will not accommodate that.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by astrohip » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:41 am

harrumph wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:34 am
I think the producers should consider moving the final taping sessions for this season to a larger venue. Thousands of true fans will want to give Alex the appreciation that he deserves, and their small studio will not accommodate that.
Great idea.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by MDaunt » Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:02 am

Ahhh...crap.

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