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"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek battling cancer

Jeopardy host Alex Trebek is hoping for a victory as he wages a battle against cancer.
 
The longtime game show host on Wednesday announced he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.
 
He joked about surviving the illness which has a five-year survival rate of nine per cent, saying he has three years left on his current contract. 
 
The 78 year-old has hosted Jeopardy since 1984, when the show began airing daily in syndication.


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