Looks like he is a real fighter as he stated that he plans to beat the low survival rate statistics for the disease. He stated he's three more years for his time-being in the show. The 78 years old host said;
"Just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer,"
According to the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, amongst other major cancer, pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate with 91 percent of patients dying within five years of diagnosis.
Nevertheless, Trebek mentioned that the prognosis for this may not be very encouraging, yet he shall fight through it and keep working.