A cancer diagnosis is devastating for anyone, but the victims of this life-threatening disease aren’t the only ones affected.
Family members and friends may not undergo the treatments and surgeries, but they do carry much of the burden and emotional pain that comes along with this illness.
Hearts across the country broke when fans learned beloved “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in March.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) May 30, 2019
But even strong and confident people have down days. Chemotherapy has taken its toll on the TV star in more ways than one, People reported.
The 78-year-old has reportedly dealt with depression.
This is why Trebek is so grateful for the one person who has stood by him through it all, good days and bad, in sickness and in health.
“But it’s been a lot. It’s a lot of pressure,” Trebek said. “My heart goes out to caregivers.”
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— People (@people) May 30, 2019
“Because they have to deal with their loved ones suffering and they also don’t always know how to help because there’s not much they can do, except try to make you feel more comfortable, at ease and not worry about ordinary stuff,” he said.
Trebek also wants to be strong for their two children — Emily, 25, and Matthew, 28 — and show them he can beat this disease.
“They look at me as Mr. Strong,” Trebek told People. “They think, if anybody’s going to beat this, dad will.”
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