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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Long-time "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek has revealed heart-wrenching new details about his cancer treatment.

Trebek says his prognosis has worsened.

He shared the news in an interview with The New York Times. He said he plans to stop treatment if his current course of treatment fails.

Trebek was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer last year. He continued to host "Jeopardy!" while undergoing treatment. 

The game show has run out of new episodes because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Trebek says he used his down time to work on his new memoir.

"I think they might get a little bit of a sense of who I am, my sense of humor, my concerns about our society," Trebek said. "I want them to feel that they're not only watching a quiz show host when they watch the 'Jeopardy!' program, they are watching a friend, an uncle, somebody who's been in their living rooms for the past 36 years."

Trebek's memoir, "The Answer Is..." comes out Tuesday, July 21.

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