Alex Trebek supplied phrases of encouragement to Congressman John Lewis as they’re each battling pancreatic most cancers.
Let’s beat most cancers in 2020, the Jeopardy! host mentioned in an interview with The Related Press.
“We’re beginning a brand new 12 months, and let’s see if we will’t each full the 12 months as pancreatic most cancers survivors,” Trebek informed the AP when requested what he would inform Lewis. He famous they’re the identical age, 79.
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Rep. Lewis introduced his analysis of stage 4 most cancers in December.
“I’ve been in some type of combat — for freedom, equality, primary human rights — for almost my total life. I’ve by no means confronted a combat fairly just like the one I’ve now,” Lewis mentioned by way of an announcement. “This month in a routine medical go to, and subsequent assessments, docs found Stage IV pancreatic most cancers. This analysis has been reconfirmed.
“Whereas I’m clear-eyed in regards to the prognosis, docs have informed me that latest medical advances have made such a most cancers treatable in lots of circumstances, that remedy choices are not as debilitating as they as soon as have been, and that I’ve a combating probability,” he added.
Trebek, who has been part of the hit TV recreation present since 1984, made his sickness public final March and has shared his progress and setbacks, the AP experiences.
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Whereas it’s unclear if he’ll make a departure from the present anytime quickly, Trebek is assured the profitable present will thrive with somebody new, the AP experiences.
“Regardless of who’s internet hosting it, ‘Jeopardy!’ will go on. It’s a high quality program and it’s put collectively by very vivid individuals. And once I transfer on, that doesn’t matter,” he informed the AP. “It’s the most effective type of actuality tv, so it is going to endure.”
For now, Trebek pushes ahead and regardless of “struggling a bit,” he simply completed taping a prime-time particular, Jeopardy! The Best of All Time, final month, which begins airing on Tuesday (Jan. 7) on ABC, the AP experiences.
As for Lewis, he’ll proceed to serve within the Home of Representatives.
“I’ve determined to do what I do know to do and do what I’ve at all times achieved: I’m going to combat it and hold combating for the Beloved Group,” the Georgia Democrat mentioned by way of his assertion. “We nonetheless have many bridges to cross.”