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Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« on: March 06, 2019, 05:08:06 PM »
Alex Trebek, the 78 year old host of J!, has announced that he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He vows to fight this, and I hope all the best for him, but man I don't know how I could look in a camera and say that with such professionalism.

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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 05:12:59 PM »
He has my best wishes.
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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 05:17:49 PM »
Absolutely horrible news. I hope that one day the words "pancreatic cancer" aren't an automatic death sentence.

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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 05:38:34 PM »
He is in my prayers. Fight it, Alex!

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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 05:49:45 PM »
This is never news you want to hear, much less share, but you have to admire Alex for announcing it in this fashion, and as he said, being open and transparent about it. The point about tabloid news is well made and well taken. Major props for his courage and determination to beat it. You also have to admire how he threw in a jab about his contract, arguably helping offset the news with a bit of humor to show that determination.

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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 05:50:28 PM »
Thoughts and prayers to Alex for a speedy recovery!

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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 05:52:22 PM »
I feel bad for Mr. Trebek about his cancer and he and his family will be in my personal prayers. I hope he can beat this even at a stage 4 but he is a fighter. It is a shock but I will still watch Jeopardy! with or without Alex there as I have with Alex for most to almost all of the 35 years it has been on the air.
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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 06:40:00 PM »
Yet another reminder that cancer absolutely sucks. Mr. Trebek will be in my prayers.

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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2019, 11:04:18 PM »
This hits the game show community like a bag of bricks. Mr. Trebek is one of the most hallowed figures in the history of game shows, and this news is truly tragic. My prayers go out to Trebek and his family.

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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2019, 11:07:43 PM »
We hope Mr. Trebek has a fast recovery.

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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2019, 11:08:44 PM »
I wish Alex all the best in his fight. Hopefully he is able to indeed finish out the three years left on his contract.

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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 11:38:37 PM »
All the best for Alex. Take care, Mr. Trebek.  Wishing him the best and he and his family are in my thoughts & prayers.
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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2019, 11:49:25 PM »
Having lost my mother to cancer last year and knowing many people who fought the long hard battle, I support Alex and wish him the best in his fight.  I'd like to personally start Team Alex to show support.  Anybody who wants to join in feel free to take the image in my signature or make your own.

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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2019, 12:30:37 AM »
Having lost my mother to cancer last year and knowing many people who fought the long hard battle, I support Alex and wish him the best in his fight.  I'd like to personally start Team Alex to show support.  Anybody who wants to join in feel free to take the image in my signature or make your own.

Just a suggestion, donate to organizations such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, the Lustgarten Foundation and the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation, most importantly the third, in the name of Alex Trebek. That will do a hell of a lot more. Alex knows his fanbase is heavily impacted, as Ken Jennings stated on Twitter.

If you really want to spread the word, add the links I provided to your signature and donate.
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Re: Alex Trebek has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2019, 12:34:09 AM »
100% agreed.  I was speaking more in terms of a "badge" of sorts.  In fact, making some modifications.  Edit:  The image is now a button.  Adam is absolutely right and I should have included something like that in the first place.
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