Is there hope for “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who bravely revealed he's suffering from stage 4 pancreatic cancer? Survivors of the disease have a message for him: Stay positive. Elise Tedeschi, 50, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in 2012. The diagnosis was grim but the Atlanta mom said she beat the odds with treatment that targeted a specific gene. “I knew no matter what I was going to beat this,” she told Inside Edition.