Alex Trebek’s Cancer Has Returned

Alex Trebek said his goals for the summer were to get his strength and hair back, and his progress on both fronts was “dismal.” Instead, he says his “numbers shot up” and doctors ordered him back to treatment. – CNBC

CNN – Alex Trebek says he has restarted chemotherapy on his doctor’s orders.

Tuesday on “Good Morning America,” the “Jeopardy!” host said he “was doing so well” and his medical reports had approached normal levels after his first round of chemo for stage 4 pancreatic cancer. But he suddenly began losing weight.

“I lost about 12 pounds in a week,” Trebek said. “And my numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed. So, the doctors have decided that I have to undergo chemo again, and that’s what I’m doing.”

Trebek announced his diagnosis in March.

He told People magazine in May he was “near remission,” according to his doctors.

“It’s kind of mind-boggling,” Trebek said then. “The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory …” Read more.