Alex Trebek Says Death Doesn't ''Frighten'' Him Amid Cancer Battle

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Trebek, 79, said in an interview published Tuesday his doctors think more chemotherapy is warranted after his "numbers went sky high" and he lost 12 pounds in just a week.

The host had undergone chemotherapy for stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and announced less than a month ago that he had finished treatment and was back at work. "They worked very well the first time, so we're expecting good results again. We're going to start you on immunotherapy, '" Trebek explained, in a segment featured on Good Morning America.

The doctors are now reexamining my situation, and it appears I will be having more chemo treatments ahead of me. "For some reason, and I don't understand why, occasionally it will cause excruciating pain in my lower back".

"It's kind of mind-boggling", Trebek told People magazine at the time.

Alex Trebek says he has restarted chemotherapy on his doctor's orders.

Trebek said his goals for the summer were to get his strength and hair back, and his progress on both fronts was "dismal".

Since being diagnosed, Trebek has received an outpouring of support from many around the globe and told "GMA" about how he's been given prayer shawls, scapulars and even holy water from places of worship around the world.

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Trebek revealed in March he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and he underwent treatment before returning to the famed game show. "I know it's a part of who I am and I just keep going".

Trebek said he was doing well before then and remained optimistic about his recovery.

However, the game show legend says that one thing they won't be saying about him is that "he was taken from us too soon", adding that he's had "one hell of a good life".

Despite his continuing battle, Trebek revealed that his remains positive, though he admitted that some aspects of his health struggles do "bother" him.

"Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this", he said in the video.

"I've enjoyed it ... the thought of passing on doesn't frighten me, it doesn't". "The effect it will have on my loved ones, yes, that bothers me and makes me sad", he told GMA.

Trebek has hosted "Jeopardy!" since 1984 and has no plans of stopping. "But the thought of myself moving on, hey folks, it comes with the territory".

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