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Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro

Alex Trebek, the beloved longtime host of “Jeopardy!”, was diagosed in March with stage four pancreatic cancer. He pledged to beat the “low survival rate statistics for this disease.”

With the help of his fans, he has done just that.

Trebek asked fans to pray for him and “keep the faith” while he entered into chemo treatment. According to PEOPLE, his doctors have told Trebek he’s now in “near remission.”

“It’s kind of mind-boggling,” Trebek stated. “The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory…some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.”

When it comes to pancreatic cancer, over 50,000 other Americans are diagnosed with the disease a week and the survival rate is at a dismal nine percent. It’s really increidble how Trebek was able to fight the odds. His doctors even agreed that faith could have played an important part of his recovery.

“I’ve got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers,” he said. “I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this.”

“I’ve got a lot of love out there headed in my direction and a lot of prayer, and I will never ever minimize the value of that,” he continued.

Trebek, 78, will continue chemotherapy for a few more rounds. Despite his health problems, he has continued to host “Jeopardy!”.

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