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"Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek has revealed the good news that he is in "near remission" from stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

“It’s kind of mind-boggling," the 79-year-old game show host told People magazine.

Despite the cancer's five-year survival rate of 9 percent, he said, "The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory…some of the tumors have already shrunk by more than 50 percent.”

Trebek has remained optimistic about his fight with the disease and reportedly been responding well to chemotherapy. And despite this positive news, he pointed out that he has more treatments to undergo.

He credited well wishes from fans around the world for powering him through recovery.

"I’ve got a couple million people out there who have expressed their good thoughts, their positive energy directed towards me and their prayers,” he says. “I told the doctors, this has to be more than just the chemo, and they agreed it could very well be an important part of this.”