Alex Trebek may try experimental cancer treatment: ‘I’ve got nothing to lose’

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Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek says he’s open to trying an experimental cancer treatment “that is not chemotherapy” for his pancreatic cancer.
Trebek, 79, who has hosted the show since 1984, was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer back in March. 
“We may try a new protocol … a different chemo or something in the trial stage that is not chemotherapy,” Trebek told ABC News for an upcoming “Jeopardy!” special to air in primetime on Jan 2. 
“I don’t mind experimenting. I’ve got nothing to lose, so let’s go for it,” he added. 
Trebek has continued to host “Jeopardy!” despite undergoing chemotherapy treatment starting in the spring. 
He also revealed in the interview that aired on “Good Morning America” on Monday that he has considered how he’ll say goodbye to his audience if the time should come. 
“It’ll be a significant moment for me. But I’ve kind of, in my mind, rehearsed it already, and what I would do on that day is tell the director, ‘Time the show down to leave me 30 seconds at the end. That’s all I want,’ Trebek said. “And I will say my goodbyes and I will tell people, ‘Don’t ask me who’s going to replace me because I have no say whatsoever.’”
“But I’m sure that if you give them the same love and attention and respect that you have shown me … then they will be a success and the show will continue being a success,” he added. “And until we meet again, God bless you and goodbye.'”
The popular syndicated program boasts 10 million viewers per night, making it the most popular of all televised game shows. 
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