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'Jeopardy!' Contestants React to Alex Trebek's Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

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Game show fans were shocked and saddened to learn this week that Alex Trebek, who has hosted Jeopardy! since 1984, has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. 

"Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer," the 78-year-old said in a video posted to the show's YouTube page. "Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease."