Danger! host Alex Trebek says he & # 39; is feeling well & # 39; and plans to return for a 36th season, just a month after it was revealed that he was diagnosed with phase 4 pancreatic cancer.
Trebek, 78, posted a video-recorded message on YouTube on the final day of recording the hit quiz show.
& # 39; Some of you may remember that at the start of this season I promised we had some surprises for you & # 39 ;, said Trebek in the video posted on Wednesday.
& # 39; Well, of course I had no idea then that there were some surprises for me.
Alex Trebek, 78, posted a video on YouTube and announced that he was feeling good & # 39; only a month after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 4
& # 39; So here, on the last day of recording for our 35th anniversary season, I wanted to thank you again for your continued messages of encouragement and support, especially the many cards I received from young people.
& # 39; I am moved by words.
# I have always tried to be honest with you and I am not going to stop now, so despite what you may have heard, I feel good, I am continuing my therapy and we, through us, the staff, are working already in our next season, the 36th year of "Jeopardy!"
& # 39; I look forward to seeing you again in September with all kinds of good things. & # 39;
The video was posted two days after it was learned that Trebek has been selling his lake house in California for $ 1.4 million.
The Jeopardy! the host's hideout overlooks Lake Nacimiento in Paso Robles, about a two-hour drive from Santa Maria.
It was released on Friday.
The 2,595 m² holiday home that was built in 2000 has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and sits on 30 hectares of land.
The $ 1.4 million price tag also includes all furniture, as well as all & # 39; toys & # 39; from the house, such as two Ski Boxes and two Quads.
Trebek was photographed above during a screening of Wuthering Heights at the TCM 10 Annual Classic Film Festival 2019 in Hollywood on Saturday
According to the property list, the property was offered to Trebek & # 39 ;, especially by the original developers, and he developed the property with great care and aesthetics. & # 39;
It offers the best facade of Lake Ranchos del Lago and has its own driveway to the lake and a covered jetty.
The house of the lake provides a perfect & # 39; turnkey & # 39; – ready to be rented out to vacationers almost immediately.
This is considered the Trebek holiday home because its main residence is in Los Angeles.
Alex Trebek & # 39; s vacation home overlooking Lake Nacimiento in Paso Robles, California, has been marketed for $ 1.4 million, DailyMail.com can reveal
The 2,595 square foot vacation home that was built in 2000 has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and sits on 30 acres of land
The property was offered to Trebek & # 39 ;, specially by the original developers, and he has developed the property with great care and aesthetics & # 39;
It offers the best facade of Lake Ranchos del Lago and has its own driveway to the lake and a covered jetty
Trebek announced his devastating diagnosis in a message on YouTube on March 6, saying: & # 39; Now, like 50,000 other people in the United States, I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer this week.
& # 39; Normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I am going to fight this and I will keep working. & # 39;
Trebek personally shared the message with his many fans on Jeopardy's YouTube channel.
& # 39;[W]With the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers, I intend to beat the low survival rates for this disease, & he said.
& # 39; The truth told, I have to! Because under the conditions of my contract I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years!
& # 39; So help me. Keep the faith and we will win. We will get it done. Thank you. & # 39;
Trebek, who has been the host of Jeopardy! during 35 seasons, immediately started chemotherapy treatment, TMZ reported.
The syndicated program is viewed by 23 million people every week, making it the top rated quiz show on American television.
Trebek can be seen above during his first season in which the successful quiz show took place in 1984
The syndicated program is viewed by 23 million people every week, making it the top rated quiz show on American television
Trebek was married to his 29-year-old wife, Jean Currivan Trebek. The pair can be seen above in November 2014 in Hollywood
Danger! is produced by Sony Pictures Television Sony, a division of Sony Corp., and is distributed by a division of CBS Corp.
The show is being recorded on the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City, California.
& # 39; The show normally has two production days a week, when multiple episodes of the daily show are recorded in a row & # 39 ;, said a spokesperson.
On Monday, the official Jeopardy! Instagram account shared a photo of Trebek with television writer and producer Norman Lear and played an episode that was broadcast later that day, in which an entire category was dedicated to Lear.
It is not clear how far in advance the show films are, so the date the photo was taken is unknown.
In the years prior to Trebek's recent announcement of his cancer diagnosis, the Ontario resident has had a few health problems.
He underwent brain surgery in December 2017 after being admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Trebek experienced complications from a fall the month before when he hit his head.
On December 16 of that year, he underwent surgery to remove a subdural hematoma, which occurs when an accumulation of bleeding on the brain has occurred after a head injury.
In 2015 he had to host Jeopardy! sat down because of a knee replacement that he underwent. In 2012 he suffered from a mild heart attack.
Trebek is married to his 29-year-old wife, Jean Currivan, with whom he shares two children – Matthew, 29, and Emily, 27.
Matthew Trebek is the owner of the popular Mexican eatery Oso in New York City.
Emily works in real estate in Los Angeles, according to PEOPLE.
WHAT IS PANCREATIC CANCER?
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease. About 95 percent of people who contract it die of it.
Joan Crawford, Patrick Swayze and Luciano Pavarotti all died of pancreatic cancer.
It is the fifth largest killer in the United States. About 10,000 people are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer annually in the UK and 50,000 in the US.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE?
It is caused by the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the pancreas – a large gland in the digestive system.
WHO HAS THE HIGHEST RISK?
The majority of cases (90 percent) are for people over 55. About half of all new cases occur in people aged 75 or older. One in ten cases is attributed to genetics.
Other causes are age, smoking and other health problems, including diabetes. About 80 percent of patients with pancreatic cancer have a form of diabetes.
WHY IS IT SO LETHAL?
There is no screening method for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer usually shows no symptoms in the early stages, when it would be more manageable.
Sufferers tend to develop the tell-tale lights – jaundice and abdominal pain – around phase 3 or 4, when it has probably spread to other organs.
WHAT ARE THE SURVIVAL RATES?
For all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year survival rate is 20 percent. After five years, that percentage drops to just nine percent.
If the cancer is caught in phase 1A, the five-year survival rate is around 14 percent and 12 percent for 1B.
In phase 2, these percentages are respectively seven and five percent. For a third stage pancreatic cancer, only three percent of people will survive five years.
In stage IV, the five-year survival rate drops to just one percent.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS?
The only effective treatment is the removal of the pancreas. This appears to be largely ineffective for those whose cancer has spread to other organs. In those cases, palliative care is advised to relieve their pain at the end of their life.