Alex Trebek shares positive, ‘mind-boggling’ cancer update

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  1. lukin2006

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  2. John813

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    Excellent news. Hopefully it stays in remission.

    Hopefully more people in similar situations can be so lucky as well.
     
  3. Runwildboys

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    My first thought was, "Well maybe it has something to do with all the people pulling for him." He seems to think that's a big part of it. Collective Conscience might have some merit.
     
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    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/alex-t...etback-numbers-sky-high-good-morning-america/

    On Tuesday, however, Trebek revealed he was returning to chemotherapy treatment. In an interview with "Good Morning America," Trebek said his doctors want him to undergo another round of chemo because he lost a lot of weight and his numbers "went sky high."

    "I was doing so well. And my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer," Trebek said in the interview

    While speaking with "GMA," Trebek said death does not frighten him. "I realize that there is an end in sight for me, just as there is for everyone else," Trebek said. "One line that I have used with our staff in recent weeks and months is that when I do pass on, one thing they will not say at my funeral is, 'Oh, he was taken from us too soon.'"

    "Hey guys. I'm 79 years old. I've had one hell of a good life. And I've enjoyed it. … The thought of passing on doesn't frighten me, it doesn't. Other things do, the effect it will have on my loved ones ... it makes me sad. But the thought of myself moving on, hey folks, it comes with the territory," the host said.
     
  5. Runwildboys

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    Gotta love that guy!
     
  6. DeathMonkey

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    He has the right attitude about it.
     
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    You forgot to phrase your post in the form of a question
     
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    When it comes to cancer, the power of a positive attitude should never be underestimated. But I'm still going to say this... God bless modern medicine. Best wishes to Mr. Trebek.
     
  10. JoeKing

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    Correct. Here is the latest update in his own words...

    "I was doing so well. And my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer. So we were all very optimistic. And they said, 'Good, we're gonna stop chemo, we'll start you on immunotherapy.’ I lost about 12 pounds in a week. And my numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed. So, the doctors have decided that I have to undergo chemo again and that's what I'm doing."
     
  11. lukin2006

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    We all would like to beat the odds. I remember the 1st time Alex had positive news...I looked up Patrick Swayze, he said the same as Alex. These drs. are not lying when they tell you to get your affairs in order. I hope he beats its...I really do, but it's not likely.
     

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