Alex Trebek memoir to debut July 21, just before he turns 80

It’s been a year since Alex Trebek was diagnosed with Stage four pancreatic cancer. Jeopardy Host is now speaking out. The 79 year old released an online video saying the one year survival rate for Stage four pancreatic cancer patients is 18%. I’m very happy to report I have just reached that marker, he added. 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. So what kept him going? Trebek says, his wife and all the fans who said millions of prayers. Trebek also says the two year survival rate of Stage four pancreatic cancer is only 7% but he is confident he can overcome it. His plan is to take it one day at a time.

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Alex Trebek memoir to debut July 21, just before he turns 80

Video above: Alex Trebek Discusses Surviving First Year of Pancreatic CancerAlex Trebek, diagnosed last year with stage four pancreatic cancer, has written a memoir. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that “The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life” will come out July 21, the day before his 80th birthday.According to the publisher, the longtime “Jeopardy!” host will share “Illuminating personal anecdotes” along with thoughts on everything from his favorite guests to spirituality and philanthropy. “I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year,” Trebek writes in his book.

Video above: Alex Trebek Discusses Surviving First Year of Pancreatic Cancer

Alex Trebek, diagnosed last year with stage four pancreatic cancer, has written a memoir.

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Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that “The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life” will come out July 21, the day before his 80th birthday.

According to the publisher, the longtime “Jeopardy!” host will share “Illuminating personal anecdotes” along with thoughts on everything from his favorite guests to spirituality and philanthropy.

“I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year,” Trebek writes in his book.