Alex Trebek resumes chemo treatments

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has had to resume chemotherapy treatments to fight pancreatic cancer, which he was diagnosed with earlier this year. A few weeks before the start of the new season of the show, Trebek revealed he had stopped chemo altogether because his body had responded so well.

“I was doing so well, and my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who doesn’t have pancreatic cancer, so we were all very optimistic,” he told Good Morning America. “And they said, good, we’re going to 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.”

“My hair started to grow back, but now I have undergo chemo again, so what little hair I have grown is going to disappear again,” he added.

Trebek has not missed a day of taping for the show since his diagnosis.

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