Alex Trebek Updates Fans on Cancer Battle

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Beloved Jeopardy host Alex Trebek took to social media today to offer fans an update on his battle with pancreatic cancer.

The TV legend received his diagnosis one year ago today.

"The one-year survival rate for stage 4 pancreatic cancer patients is 18 percent. I'm very happy to report I have just reached that marker," Trebek told fans on Twitter.

"Now, 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," the 79-year-old continued. 

"I joked with friends that the cancer won't kill me, the chemo treatments will. There were moments of great pain, days when certain bodily functions no longer function and sudden, massive attacks of great depression that made me wonder if it really was worth fighting on."

"But I brushed that aside quickly because that would have been a massive betrayal -- a betrayal of my wife and soulmate, Jean, who has given her all to help me survive.

It would have been a betrayal of other cancer patients who have looked to me as an inspiration and a cheerleader of sorts of the value of living and hope, and it certainly would have been a betrayal of my faith in God and the millions of prayers that have been said on my behalf," Trebek added.

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