Patrick Swayze Has Pancreatic Cancer March 5, 2008, 6:09 PM EST
Patrick Swayze is being treated for pancreatic cancer but is doing well enough to continue working, his representative said Wednesday.
The "Dirty Dancing" actor has a very limited amount of disease and appears to be responding well to treatment, according to Dr. George Fisher, Swayze's physician. Fisher's prognosis was included in a statement released Wednesday by Swayze's representative, Annett Wolf.
"Patrick has a very limited amount of disease and he appears to be responding well to treatment thus far," the statement read. "All of the reports stating the timeframe of his prognosis and his physical side effects are absolutely untrue. We are considerably more optimistic. Patrick is continuing his normal schedule during this time, which includes working on upcoming projects. The outpouring of support and concern he has already received from the public is deeply appreciated by Patrick and his family."
The New York Post and the National Enquirer, however, reported that Swayze is losing his battle to cancer and only has a few more weeks to live.
The Enquirer reported that the actor, 55, has been undergoing chemotherapy at Stanford University Hospital, but the treatment has had little or no effect on treating the cancer.
The actor has two projects in the works: the movie "Powder Blue," and a television movie titled "The Beast," according to the Web site imdb.com. Both are scheduled for release this year.
How sad. I hope he pulls through. "Dirty Dancing" is one of my all-time favorite movies. The movie resonates with anyone who grew up Jewish in New York in the 1960s and spent summer vacations in the Catskills ....
Very sad news indeed, however on the nightly tv news, i did here that they have "caught" the cancer early so there is a good chance he can live a lot longer than what the New York Times has stated, this was said in an interview with one of his family members (can't recall which one)
I hope he does get to finish his upcoming movies, he has always been a favourite of mine, and not just from dirty dancing but the best chick flick of all time GHOST...
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Would it were true. Unfortunately, pancreatic cancer is always terminal. It took Jacques Brel, Michael Landon and more recently, Luciano Pavarotti, and many, many others whose identities are not as well known. G-dspeed, Mr. Swayze. Your star shone all too briefly.
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