Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:36 pm

A lady in church today asked people to pray for "Alex Quebec". Close enough, right?
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by alietr » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:11 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
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A lady in church today asked people to pray for "Alex Quebec". Close enough, right?
Must have been right after you sang a Handel Ontario.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by slam » Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:48 pm

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:36 pm
What a week! It was bad enough that Alex had to make this horrible announcement. Then the very next day, this life-long Met fan learned that Tom Seaver (the greatest Met of them all) is suffering from dementia, and has to retire from public life. May God strengthen them both for the upcoming trials that they face. I thank them both for so many wonderful memories and happy moments in my life.
I'm in the same position as you are. Not only have I been a lifelong Mets fan, but Tom Terrific was my boyhood sports idol.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

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slam wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:48 pm
joepozz wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:36 pm
What a week! It was bad enough that Alex had to make this horrible announcement. Then the very next day, this life-long Met fan learned that Tom Seaver (the greatest Met of them all) is suffering from dementia, and has to retire from public life. May God strengthen them both for the upcoming trials that they face. I thank them both for so many wonderful memories and happy moments in my life.
I'm in the same position as you are. Not only have I been a lifelong Mets fan, but Tom Terrific was my boyhood sports idol.
Not a Mets fan, but he was certainly one of the best of my childhood. A real kick in the gut.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by mikeday » Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:21 pm

I haven't visited this board for many years (five time-champ from Season 1, 1984-85). I was very saddened by the news, and I wish Alex and his family the very best. To maintain the integrity of the game, Alex never had personal interactions with any of the contestants, but as a game show host, he was and still is the best. I am in a good position to judge: I've played quiz shows hosted by Art Fleming and Pat Sajak, too. Neither could hold a candle to Alex (though Pat seemed like a genuinely nice man).

Fight hard, Alex. We're pulling for you.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by kablamfan11 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:38 pm

Alex Trebek went back to production earlier today.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:04 am

kablamfan11 wrote:
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Alex Trebek went back to production earlier today.
No, he returned to production on Tuesday.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by morbeedo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:06 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:04 am
kablamfan11 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Alex Trebek went back to production earlier today.
No, he returned to production on Tuesday.
The Jeopardy! website currently shows tickets available for Saturday Mar 30th AM/PM. Would they really tape on a Saturday, or is that a mistake?

Update: No longer listed

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by triviawayne » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:26 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:06 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:04 am
kablamfan11 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Alex Trebek went back to production earlier today.
No, he returned to production on Tuesday.
The Jeopardy! website currently shows tickets available for Saturday Mar 30th AM/PM. Would they really tape on a Saturday, or is that a mistake?

Update: No longer listed
could be "sold out" that quick with the current situation. Also, I kind of remember hearing of Saturday tapings in the past, and this would make a little sense since I'm guessing he missed a few and they would be playing catch up.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by mxc_takeshi » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:49 pm

Best wishes to you, Alex.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Magna » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:43 pm

I've been unable to get to the board recently, but wanted to add that I'm praying for Alex also.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by floridagator » Wed May 01, 2019 2:40 pm

An update from Alex Trebek on his condition:
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/j ... -treatment
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by radioinsomnia » Wed May 01, 2019 5:17 pm

And here is a link to his GMA interview: https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/cult ... s-62734920

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by Bamaman » Mon May 13, 2019 5:18 am

https://apple.news/AZz1mOyQDQQeNUVjI7tIQsA

Here is an article where he talks about the pain of the treatments were so bad he broke down and cried on the set. It said the producers offered to cancel the tapings, but he toughed it out.

A difficult article to read about him, but good to know he is giving it all he has. It also says a lot about his dedication to his job.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by alietr » Wed May 29, 2019 9:20 am

Potentially good news from Alex ...

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/alex ... d=63329193

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by MattKnowles » Wed May 29, 2019 7:54 pm

alietr wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:20 am
Potentially good news from Alex ...

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/alex ... d=63329193
the article linked above wrote: The 78-year-old television veteran revealed that he's "near remission,..."
That's great news.
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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by xxaaaxx » Wed May 29, 2019 8:05 pm

Hell yeah.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by slam » Thu May 30, 2019 8:35 am

That certainly is great news. Unfortunately, with pancreatic cancer, Alex still has a long way to go to recovery. Let’s all hope that he’s one of the few who beats the odds.

On a related topic, does anyone else believe that Holzhauer’s run is a gift for Alex? He is obviously enjoying the run though I think he enjoyed Jennings’ run more.

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Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Post by alietr » Thu May 30, 2019 8:52 am

slam wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 8:35 am
On a related topic, does anyone else believe that Holzhauer’s run is a gift for Alex? He is obviously enjoying the run though I think he enjoyed Jennings’ run more.
Really? I get the sense that he can't wait for it to be over.

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