Alex Trebek sat down with TJ Holmes on Good Morning America on Tuesday, to let the world know that he had a bit of a setback with his cancer treatment.
The news came after the Jeopardy! host revealed that he thought he was done with chemotherapy and on the mend. That that’s all changed and Alex announced that he would return for another round of chemo.
“They stopped chemo. I lost about 12 pounds in a week and my numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed,” he said on GMA. “So the doctors have decided that I have to undergo chemo again and that’s what I’m doing.”
However, the 79-year-old wanted to personally update fans on his health, as he’s done from the beginning when first announcing his diagnosis. In a video on Youtube, Alex laid it all out for those who are following his cancer treatment journey.
“One of the things I’ve learned in the past six months is that the course of pancreatic cancer treatment is not a straight forward affair. There are always curves and unexpected events,” Alex said in the video. “This past summer because I was making such great progress, we thought I was finished with chemo. That was a bit premature and certainly overoptimistic. I began immunotherapy but that didn’t go very well at all. My numbers went south dramatically and quickly. The doctors are now re-examining my situation and it appears I will be having more chemo treatments ahead of me.”
However, the game show host kept positive thoughts as he move ahead with treatment.
“Hey, they worked very well the first time. So we are expecting good results again,” he concluded. “But please keep me in your good thoughts and prayers. Believe me, it means a lot.”
Our thoughts are will Alex as he continues his battle with pancreatic cancer.