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Alex Trebek Thanks Fans Following Cancer Diagnosis

Alex Trebek holds the award for outstanding game show host, for his work on

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Above: Alex Trebek holds the award for outstanding game show host, for his work on "Jeopardy!" backstage at the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Friday, April 28, 2006.

‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek is back at work, less than a week after he announced he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

He thanked his supporters on Twitter Thursday.

"I am thankful for the kind words, the prayers and the advice you have offered, and I am extremely touched by the warmth you have expressed in your comments to me," Trebek said in a video posted on the Jeopardy! Twitter account. "I'm a lucky guy."

While pancreatic cancer only makes up about 3 percent of all cancers, its 5-year survival rate is only 8.5 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Andrew M. Lowy of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center sat down with KPBS Evening Edition Host Ebone Monet to take a closer look at facts about the disease.

Matthew Bowler,

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