Alex Trebek Announces Cancer Setback, More Chemo
Jeopardy host, Alex Trebek, who was 'near remission' announced Tuesday on 'Good Morning America' that his numbers had originally gone way down to that of a normal person without pancreatic cancer, but as they stopped treatment his numbers then went sky-high again. He said the doctors told him he would need to undergo chemo again, so that's what he's doing.
Trebek revealed he lost a large amount of weight and his numbers skyrocketed right after finishing his first round of treatment for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. "It's kind of mind-boggling," Trebek told People magazine at the time. "The doctors said they hadn't seen this kind of positive result in their memory ... some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent." The survival rate for those with Trebek's kind of cancer is 9%, and he said the news that he may be beating the odds left him emotional.