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Old 03-11-2019, 09:26 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Calvert Hall '62 View Post
Never forget how Trebek humiliated and bullied teenaged contestants.


I think he's a snot.
SNL has done some hilarious Jeopardy sketches with "celebrity" contestants irritating Alex, especially Sean Connery and Burt Reynolds.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:38 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Never forget how Trebek humiliated and bullied teenaged contestants.


I think he's a snot.

I couldn't forget because I've never seen it. Have any specifics?
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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Good wishes to him.

My mother had pancreatic cancer & is one of the few that have lived cancer free for more than 5 years, a single digit percentage that. Once you are initially diagnosed you typically have 9 months or less to live. Another relative on my mother's side died a few years ago of it in his 50's, it's in the family & gets passed down. Bad way to die...
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:04 PM
 
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All these people in this thread who have stated someone they knew that had pancreatic cancer and survived do not seem to know what stage the cancer was in when it was found. I think that would be critical to the discussion, when that is brought up.
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Old 03-18-2019, 01:03 AM
 
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Approximately 3 months, based on info I can find, though that can vary depending on tournaments and summer reruns.
The news reported that Alex is filming a batch of episodes and they will air in the spring. The report made it sound like he's rushing to get in as much work as possible.

By the way, I knew (not well) one or two senior citizens who were diagnosed late with pancreatic cancer. One was a doctor. The end happened months later. It's a nasty form of cancer.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:20 PM
 
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My dad died from Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in 2003. We thought he had the flu, when we brought him to the ER. We were told it was Stage 4, and he was admitted. The next day we were told Chemo would not help him. The cancer was very far along, and no treatment would help him. This type of cancer can appear suddenly, and kills even faster. My father seemed fine until 2 days before the ER visit. He died a week later. We questioned the doctor how this happened so fast. We were told some get few to no symptoms with this type cancer. By the time the patient becomes ill. Its already to late. As was my fathers case.
My FIL had constant stomach pain every day for about a week that wouldn't go away. Went to the doctor, found out, lost a lot of weight because he ate so little, and he was gone 3 months later.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:10 PM
 
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I remembered what Ben Orr died of and looked up a list.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...creatic_cancer

The few famous people who "survived" pancreatic cancer were diagnosed early, and the survivors who have since died were defeated by other types of cancer.

Enjoy Alex on Jeopardy while you can.
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Old 03-24-2019, 08:47 PM
 
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Aren’t you just a little ray of sunshine?
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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I'd rather shine the light of truth.

If each time it's prayers for the latest celebrity and rah-rah-rah, little will change, just as little has changed in decades. The public probably will have to demand better prevention, earlier detection, and better/less hideous treatment for pancreatic cancer to not be a death sentence for nearly everyone who gets it. That list woke me up; join me on that.

To re-think what I said days ago about the rush to film new episodes, likely it's just as much or more about energy and not looking disturbingly ill on camera. Today Aretha Franklin would've been 77. Remember what it did to her in the last few years, and in a way she was luckier than most, because of the many years she had after diagnosis.

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Old Today, 11:04 AM
 
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Video update from the man himself
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/...224012840.html
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