Alex Trebek Gives Emotional Update on His Health After Cancer Diagnosis
It was that bad said. Try Beck asked what his wife said in response. Trebek replied I apologized to her and explained that it has nothing to do with my love for her or my feelings for her. It just has to do with the fact that I feel like I’m, a terrible burden to her, and that bothers me tremendously. He added of Jean Twomey has been married for 30 years, she’s a saint. She has so much goodness in her that she is always giving out always putting out to help me get over difficult moments and there have been some difficult moments I’m, just in awe of the way she handles it. The Jeopardy host has been incredibly forthcoming about both his cancer diagnosis and the struggles and successes he has experienced over the course of his treatment in a video message posted in March of this year to mark the year that has passed since the initial diagnosis, Trebek told Fans I’d be lying. If I said the journey had been an easy one, there were some good days, but a lot of not so good days. I joked with friends that the cancer won’t kill me the chemo treatments. Will there were moments of great pain moments when certain bodily functions no longer functioned and some massive attacks of great depression? That made me wonder if it was really worth fighting on in an interview with the New York Times last week to promote his new memoir.
The answer is reflections on my life. Trebek spoke again about that specific interaction with his wife. There comes a time where you have to make a decision as to whether you want to continue with such a low quality of life or whether you want to just ease yourself into the next level. It doesn’t bother me in the least speaking to Good Morning. America Trebek expressed some cautious optimism about his health. My doctor has told me that he is counting on me celebrating two years of survivorship past the diagnosis of Stage four pancreatic cancer and that two years happens in February. He said so, I expect to be around because he said I will be around and I expect to be hosting. The show if I am around Trebek has been undergoing the same cancer treatment that was used on former Senator Harry Reid, who is currently in remission from his own diagnosis of Stage four pancreatic cancer. They do a blood test to see what my CA 19 numbers are. Trebek told Good Morning, America and the CA 19 numbers are an indicator of how your pancreatic cancer is progressing. Eight weeks ago the numbers were at about 3500, now they’re below 100, so I’m, going in the right direction. The doctors have said they have never seen a chart like mine, because there are Peaks. I said: what do you mean you don’t? You haven’t, you don’t see that. Often what do you usually see? They usually see it going up I’m, a bit of an anomaly.
Production on Jeopardy has remained halted because of the corona virus pandemic, but Trebek said he is looking forward to getting back to work. He also explained that, should his current course of treatment stop working he’s not going to go to any extraordinary measures to ensure my survival.