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Patrick Swayze Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer 2008-03-05 13:36:43

Patrick Swayze Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

Patrick Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over a month ago, his rep confirmed to The incredibly tragic news was first reported by the National Enquirer this morning, but we hoped that it wasn't true. Our thoughts are with Patrick and all his loved ones during this sad time.

UPDATE — Patrick's rep has issued the following statement to TMZ: "Patrick's physician Dr. George Fisher states,'Patrick has a very limited amount of disease and he appears to be responding well to treatment thus far. 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."


gerrysgurl gerrysgurl 9 years
So sorry to hear about Patrick. I am one of his biggest fans. My husband passed away with pancreatic cancer. I took care of him when doctors gave ip on him we got 1year and five months. It was not easy and my heart goes out to his wife. Hang in there.
PennyLane2008 PennyLane2008 9 years
Patrick Swayze I Love You Very Much xxxx I love watching all your movie's you are very handsome guy & I hope you will get better & Hang on ;) & I pray that he will recover. Dirty Dancing is my fave movie all times You are a great dancer xxxxx GET WELL HONEY LOVE YOU XOXOXOX
scottdavis0676 scottdavis0676 9 years
He is such a handsome guy and a wonderful actor! My heart goes out to him and his family. Hopefully he'll pull through. Pancreatic cancer is very insidious, and as was said earlier,has a high mortality rate. I'm sure his progonosis is grim, even if he doesn't pass away within the next five weeks. IF the cancer has metastasized, he's in big trouble. I will remain cautiously optimistic until I hear otherwise. P.S. How dare the Enquirer try to sensationalize such a life and death matter. Get your facts straight!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I wish him the best and hope he gets well soon!! Soo sad.
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
That is so sad i was hoping that this was just a bad rumor. I hope he makes a healthy recovery!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I will keep him in my prayers. This is a difficult time for him and his family, we need to send him positive thoughts only! God bless.
Jessamyn Jessamyn 9 years
That is sad news :( I wish him a fast and full recovery! Good luck and just the best for him and his family!
XpsX XpsX 9 years
sad wish you best luck!
Louie Louie 9 years
Cancer is a b*stard. The National Enquirer is a b*stard. Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Point Break: three of my favourites. Good luck, Patrick.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Sooooo sad :(
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years
Very Sad.
ziggy ziggy 9 years
Perez has suggested everyone go to iTunes and buy She's Like The Wind to try to get it into the Top 10. Brilliant idea! I hope people here will do the same. Linky, linky to original post: And the link to the song in itunes:
Elko Elko 9 years
He would recover, he just should ;(
berrymix berrymix 9 years
I hope they realize how alarmning news about people's health are and stop making them up just to sell their tabloids.
Cairo Cairo 9 years
This is so sad. My Dad died of pancreatic cancer in '91, It is an uncureable cancer. All cancers are bad to get, but some are cureable, this one... not that I know of.
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 9 years
Very sad.
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
this makes me sad... i love his movies : (
demeter demeter 9 years
How sad!
siren6 siren6 9 years
Nobody puts Baby in a corner! Good luck, Patrick.
nakitabanana27 nakitabanana27 9 years
"Nobody puts Baby in a corner." - How can you not love him :) I hope he has a speedy recovery...
kristya kristya 9 years
Very very sad. God bless him. :(
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
This makes me Really sad. I feel like I know him. He will always be Johnny Castle.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Patrick is actually a friend of my family and this news totally bums me out. Patrick and his mother Patsy taught my nephews dance at their ballet school in Simi. My sister is going to call his mom today and offer our support to them. He really is a good hardworking guy and this has got to be so hard on him and his family.
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