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Alex Trebek

Health Crisis

Alex Trebek Resumes Chemo After Setback In Cancer Battle

The ‘Jeopardy’ host has pancreatic cancer.

Alex Trebek

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Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has resumed chemotherapy after facing a setback with his cancer battle. The TV legend shocked fans in March when he announced that he’d been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. And while he quickly went back to work at Jeopardy and reported that the battle with the disease was going well, now he’s revealed it’s taken a scary turn.

“I was doing so well. And my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer,” the 79-year-old told Good Morning America. “So we were all very optimistic. And they said, ‘Good, we’re gonna stop chemo, we’ll start you on immunotherapy.’”

In August, Alex had announced that his tumors had shrunk 50 percent and that he was optimistic about the prognosis going forward. But then his health suddenly tumbled in recent weeks.

“I lost about 12 pounds in a week,” he explained. 

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