VIDEO: Jeopardy Host Diagnosed With Cancer

Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.

The Sudbury, Ont. born game-show host announced the news in a video posted on the Jeopardy!  YouTube channel.

He acknowledges the prognosis for stage four pancreatic cancer "is not very encouraging" but adds that he is "going to fight this" and will keep working.

The 78-year-old says with love, support and prayers, he plans "to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease."

— With files from The Canadian Press