"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek sat down with a Canadian journalist to open up about his latest rounds of pancreatic cancer treatment, which he initially revealed to the world in March.
Before speaking at an event at his alma mater, the University of Ottawa, he told Canadian journalist Lisa LaFlamme that he's lived "a good life."
"I'm not afraid of dying," he told LaFlamme. "I've lived a good life, a full life, and I'm nearing the end of that life."
Trebek, 79, was in remission in May but began another round of chemotherapy a few months later. He said he was surprised when he saw the results that his cancer had returned, because he had been in remission until "it blew up and went up 50 percent higher than when it was first diagnosed."
As far as his "Jeopardy!" hosting duties go, Trebek said he wants to continue working on the show "as long as my skills do not diminish," but he has some trouble speaking due to sores from chemotherapy in his mouth.
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