LOS ANGELES (CBSNEWS.COM) — Alex Trebek has given viewers a health update for the first time in months. The legendary “Jeopardy!” host told fans he’s “doing well” and that his treatments for pancreatic cancer are “paying off.”

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“I’m doing well,” the 79-year-old host said in a video recorded at his home. “I’ve been continuing my treatment and it is paying off, though it does fatigue me a great deal. My numbers are good. I’m feeling great. In fact, during the break from the studio, I even wrote a book that will be coming out July 21.”

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The book is titled “The Answer Is …Reflections on My Life.”

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