Like Alex Trebek, I Was Given a Dire Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis. I Survived.

News of Alex Trebek’s ailment has brought back all the feelings from my own terrifying diagnosis

Washington Post
Mar 11, 2019 · 8 min read
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By Tonia Smith

When my husband told me Alex Trebek was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer, I felt as if he had told me one of our close…

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