Alex Trebek marks 1 year in pancreatic-cancer fight

The 79-year-old spoke candidly to fans about the grueling treatments, the side effects and the crippling depression.
1:33 | 03/05/20

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Finally tonight here, Alex trebek marking one year in his battle against pancreatic cancer with a very personal new message. Tonight, "Jeopardy!" Host Alex trebek marking a milestone. Marking one year in his battle with pancreatic cancer. Hi, everyone. If you've got a minute, I'd like to bring you up to date on my health situation. Reporter: Trebek with a very candid, personal update. I'd be lying if I said the journey had been an easy one. There were some good days, but a lot of not so good days. I joked with friends that the cancer would kill me, the chemo treatments will. Reporter: Talking about the grueling side effects, the depression. I brush that aside quickly, because that would have been a massive betrayal. A betrayal of my wife, who has given her all to help me survive. It would have been a betrayal of other cancer patients who have looked to me as an inspiration and a cheerleader of the value of living and hope. Reporter: So many rooting for Alex, including contestants. Did you come up with the right one. No, what is, we love you Alex. That's very kind of you. Thank you. Cost you $1,995. Reporter: Tonight, trebek vowing to fight on. If we take it just one day at a time, with a positive attitude, anything is possible. One day at a time. Alex trebek speaking for so many. I'm David Muir. I hope to see you right back here tomorrow. Until then, good night.

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