Alex Trebek Announces Cancer Diagnosis, Fans React

Alex Trebek Announces Heartbreaking Cancer Diagnosis

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Pat Sajak, Vanna White, and fans all over the country are sending support to Alex Trebek

In a pre-recorded video from the Jeopardy! set, legendary host Alex Trebek is sharing that he’s been diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. He remains hopeful and even shares a little humor in the video, despite the grim prognosis for this type of cancer.

In the video, Trebek assures fans that he plans to undergo chemotherapy immediately and remains positive he can fight the disease.

“Just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week, I was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer,” he begins. “Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rates statistics for this disease.”

Words of support and heartfelt sadness began pouring in all over the internet, as so many people of all ages have watched and loved Trebek for decades.

Pat Sajak, longtime host of Wheel of Fortune, which has aired immediately following Jeopardy! for as long as anyone can remember, shares his words of encouragement.

Vanna White shared her own message to Alex Trebek as well.

Other fans shared their own touching memories and warm thoughts.