By Rick Porter
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
The 78-year-old broke the news in a video message Wednesday.
“I have some news to share with all of you, and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy fan base,” Trebek says. “I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health. So therefore, I wanted to be the one to pass along this information. Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.”
Stage 4 cancer means the disease has spread to other parts of the body. The cancer typically can’t be cured at that stage, but it can be treated.
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Julia Child changed the world of cooking with her approachable take on French cuisine. Her world-renowned TV programs were unedited, giving viewers access to some of the messy mistakes that are often inevitable when cooking. A layer cake that falls apart, a pancake that doesn’t flip, an omelet gone rogue—she brushed each one off with grace and humor. As she put it, “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking, you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
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Posted by Allison Boiles
Today, during an appearance on “CBS This Morning,” Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Alan Alda revealed he has been living with Parkinson’s disease for more than three years. Alda decided to disclose his disease publicly now because he wanted to ensure he told his own story before it was misreported:
“I was diagnosed three and a half years ago. And I’ve had a full life since then. I’ve acted, I’ve given talks, I help at the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook. I started this new podcast. And I noticed that — I had been on television a lot in the last couple of weeks talking about the new podcast — and I could see my thumb twitch in some shots and I thought, it’s probably only a matter of time before somebody does a story about this from a sad point of view, but that’s not where I am.”
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