‘Jeopardy’ host says tumors have shrunk by half
| Allison Schonter, May 29, 2019
Pop Culture – Alex Trebek is thanking fans for their support after he revealed that he is in “near remission” in his ongoing battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
The 78-year-old game show revealed that more than two months after announcing his cancer diagnosis, which carried just a nine percent survival rate, his tumors have “shrunk by more than 50 percent.”
“It’s kind of mind-boggling,” Trebek told the outlet. “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.”
Although Trebek admitted that he still has a long journey ahead of him, he credits the continued well wishes from his fans around the world for his miraculous recovery.
“I’ve got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers,” he said. “I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this.”
“I’ve got a lot of love out there headed in my direction and a lot of prayer, and I will never ever minimize the value of that,” he added.