Danger! host Alex Trebek has almost lost & # 39; in his fight with stage 4 cancer, revealing that his tumors have shrunk by half.
The happy news comes just under three months after Trebek, 78, revealed that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which only has a survival rate of nine percent.
After a few more chemotherapy treatments, Trebek will hopefully achieve complete remission.
& # 39; It's quite astonishing & # 39 ;, he said People Magazine. & # 39; The doctors said they had not seen these kind of positive results in their memory. & # 39;
& # 39; Some tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent. & # 39;
Danger! host Alex Trebek (pictured earlier this month at the Daytime Emmy Awards) is & # 39; almost redeemed & # 39; in his fight with stage 4 cancer, revealing that his tumors have shrunk by half
The happy news comes just under three months after Trebek, 78, revealed that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which only has a survival rate of nine percent. Trebek is pictured with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 13 May
Trebek credits are incredible advances with not only the help of medicine but also the love of his fans.
& # 39; I have a few million people there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy towards me and their prayers, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I told the doctors that this should be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be part of this. & # 39;
& # 39; I have led much love there in my direction and much prayer, and I will never minimize its value. & # 39;
Trebek revealed that he became emotional after hearing that he was almost in remission.
& # 39; But they were tears of joy & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; No tears of depression. & # 39;
Trebek was frank about the emotional and physical pain he suffered during his cancer fight.
Earlier this month, he revealed that there would be days when he was hit by stomach cramps, so unbearable that they wept in the dressing room for the pain.
& # 39; This became very bad, & # 39; he said CBS Sunday morning& # 39; s Jane Pauley. & # 39; I was lying on the floor writhing in pain. It went from a three to an 11. And I just couldn't believe it, I didn't know what was happening. & # 39;
Trebek credits his incredible progress with not only the help of medication, but also the love of his Jeopardy! fans
& # 39; And it happened three or four times a day while we were tapping. So that was a bit rough for me. & # 39;
But Trebek said he would ask the crew for painkillers and soldiers, and refused to cancel episodes.
& # 39; I got through it, & # 39; he said. & # 39; And the producers were very nice. They said, "Look, if you don't want to do the show, we'll cancel the recording." I said, "No. We're here. We're doing the show."
In another interview with Good morning America, Trebek revealed that there were days when the cancer gave him a "deep, deep sadness."
& # 39; I have had kidney stones, I have broken discs, so I am used to dealing with pain. But what I'm not used to is the sudden bursts of deep, deep sadness that brings tears to my eyes, & he said.
& # 39; I have found throughout this episode, ladies and gentlemen, that I am a little crazy, & # 39; he continued with his famous good-natured humor. & # 39; But I am fighting through it. & # 39;
The beloved Jeopardy! host, pictured with his wife Jean in 2014, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March
Trebek joked that he & # 39; luck & # 39; because his diagnosis came at the end of the Jeopardy! season.
& # 39; We have packed the season and now I have the summer months to recuperate and become strong again & he continued. & # 39; I just need to get strong because, as you know, the chemo gets it out of you. I mean, I feel so weak all the time, and that's not a good place to be. & # 39;
& # 39; Chemo affects people in different ways and people need to understand that & # 39 ;, he added. & # 39; There is nothing wrong with saying: & # 39; Hey, I'm really depressed today and I have no idea why, why am I crying today? & # 39;
Roberts, himself a co-survivor of cancer, noted that the host & # 39; typically Alex Trebek & # 39; was when he walked into the studio that morning and cracked jokes with everyone.
& # 39; I just take it as it comes, & # 39; Trebek said, discussing his chemotherapy. & # 39; I go in, I sit down, I joke with the nurses and I am there for an hour and a half, injecting all this stuff into me and then I go home and have a good day. & # 39;
& # 39; Then, the next day, for no reason I can gauge, it turns me south – but that's okay. You have to deal with it. What am I going to do? It is something that I have to deal with, we have it in the chemical and spiritual field and those are positive things. & # 39;
Trebek has the support of his family: son Matthew (far left), daughter Nicky (second left), daughter Emily (center) and wife Jean (second right)
& # 39; Hopefully everything ends well and I'll be back in the air in September with original programming. & # 39;
Trebek announced his devastating diagnosis in a YouTube video for Jeopardy! fans in March, joking that he had to beat the cancer because he was contracted to host the show for the next three years.
& # 39; I am going to fight this and I will continue to work, & # 39; he said bravely. & # 39; Keep the faith, and we'll win, we'll get it done. & # 39;
At the end of the day, Trebek said his entire fight against cancer made him realize that he was an & # 39; extremely happy person & # 39; is.
& # 39; Despite the fact that this diagnosis is not good, I managed to receive so much love from so many people & he said.
& # 39; Very often you don't get that during your life. After you've passed, after people die, people say, "Oh, he was such a good boy that we really liked him," but I get all of that for that event. So I feel really good. & # 39;
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