Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Alex Trebek

Award-winning Jeopardy TV show host Alex Trebek recently diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. (PRNewsfoto/Pancreatic Cancer Action Network)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has returned to work, saying he's "on the mend" following treatment for pancreatic cancer.

The game show posted a video Thursday on Twitter showing the 79-year-old host back on set and promising "a good year" ahead. He actually started work on July 22, his birthday.

New episodes of the upcoming Season 36 are slated to begin airing on Sept. 9.

Trebek announced his diagnosis in March. He said he planned to beat the disease's low survival rate with the love and support of family and friends and with prayers from viewers.

The American Cancer Society estimates 3% of patients with stage 4 pancreatic cancer are alive 5 years after being diagnosed.

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