Anonymous
I feel sorry for hi. He has always appeared to be a very genuine guy, and this is a tragic way to face your senior years. God Bless Him!
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BobBarney

Frail Alex Trebek, 79, is almost unrecognizable as the Jeopardy! host is seen taking out the trash in LA amid his battle with pancreatic cancer

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is almost unrecognizable amid pancreatic cancer battle

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was almost unrecognizable on Wednesday, exclusive DailyMail.com photos show. The frail 79-year-old looked pale while taking out the trash at his LA home and was seen with a bald head, presumably from chemotherapy treatments. He wore a faded blue Jeopardy! shirt, blue jeans and sneakers, with eyeglasses draped around his neck. Last March, the legendary game show host revealed his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis. He celebrated beating the one-year survival rate this March. Trebek is set to release an autobiography this summer, which will hit shelves on July 21, 2020 - a day before his 80th birthday.

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JoeVincent
Pancreatic cancer is a beast. It took my mom - at a much younger age than Alex is now- in eight and a half months. And the suffering was terrible. I would not wish this disease to my worst enemy. I have outmost respect for Alex to speak about his disease. He contributed greatly to raising awareness for this not well known disease. 

If cought early enough, cancer can be removed by surgery. With my mom first symptoms we're pain after eating, pain at night, loosing weight, bad breath. Latter on jaudice, pain radiating to her back, vomitting. I'm glad to see Alex is peaceful. 

So was my mom. This disease is so brutal, pain is excruating, chances of survival so slim (3% 5 year survival for those diagnosed with Stage IV) that accepting disease seems to ne the a very wise and brave decison. My mom first opted again chemo, but than went for it as I had hopes she would be among the lucky Ines. Looking back, I wish I would have the strenght to accept reality and support her in her decison.
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ThePlainTruth

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, 79, reveals how his battle with pancreatic cancer left him suffering from depression - and is planning his farewell message for his last episode

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BobBarney

Alex Trebek hints his 35-year hosting gig on Jeopardy! may be coming to an end and says he's 'not afraid to die' as he opens up about his pancreatic cancer 

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In a candid new interview, Alex Trebek said he's 'not afraid of dying' because he's 'lived a good life,' but admitted side effects from his latest round of chemo are taking a physical toll on his body.

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BobBarney

The Plain Truth is that CHEMO KILLS!

Alex Trebek Receiving Chemotherapy Treatments Again After ‘Numbers Went Sky High’

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BobBarney
 

Alex Trebek Announces Chemotherapy Completion, Will Return To Tape Season 36 Of 'Jeopardy!'

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Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal forms of the disease. Around 95 percent of people who contract it die from it.  

Joan Crawford, Patrick Swayze and Luciano Pavarotti all died of pancreatic cancer. 

It is the fourth-leading killer in the United States. Around 10,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer each year in the UK, and 50,000 in the US.

WHAT IS THE CAUSE? 

It is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas - a large gland in the digestive system.

WHO HAS THE HIGHEST RISK?

Most cases (90 percent) are in people over the age of 55. Around half of all new cases occur in people aged 75 or older. One in 10 cases are attributed to genetics.

Other causes include age, smoking and other health conditions, including diabetes. About 80 percent of pancreatic cancer patients have some form of diabetes. 

WHY IS IT SO LETHAL?

There is no screening method for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer typically does not show symptoms in the early stages, when it would be more manageable. 

Sufferers tend to start developing the tell-tale signs - jaundice and abdominal pain - around stage 3 or 4, when it has likely already spread to other organs. 

WHAT ARE THE SURVIVAL RATES? 

For all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year survival rate is 20 percent. At five years, that rate falls to just nine percent. 

If the cancer is caught in stage 1A, the five year survival rates is about 14 percent and 12 percent for 1B. 

At stage 2, those rates are seven and five percent, respectively. For a pancreatic cancer in its third stage, only three percent of people will survive another five years. 

By stage IV, the five-year survival rate falls to just one percent.  

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS? 

The only effective treatment is removal of the pancreas. This proves largely ineffective for those whose cancer has spread to other organs. In those cases, palliative care is advised to ease their pain at the end of their life.

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BillB

Alex Trebek admits battling stage 4 cancer leaves him with 'surges of deep, deep sadness' in first interview since diagnosis and reveals he didn't think anyone could beat Ken Jennings' Jeopardy! record before James Holzhauer's incredible 19-day streak 

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The beloved Jeopardy! host was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March. And Trebek revealed that there are days he feels 'deep sadness' from the chemotherapy.

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BillB

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, 78, shares emotional video message saying he is 'feeling good' and working on another season of the game show, just a month after he was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer

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Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek says he is ‘feeling good’ and plans to return for a 36th season just a month after it was revealed that he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

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BillB

'I'm going to fight this': Alex Trebek reveals diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer as Jeopardy host vows to 'keep working'

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Alex Trebek, 78, recorded a message on YouTube, saying: 'Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.'

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