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Patrick Swayze Has Terminal Cancer

Patrick Swayze Has Terminal Cancer

Patrick Swayze has terminal cancer and only has five weeks to live, reports The National Enquirer.

The 55-year-old Dirty Dancing actor was diagnosed in late January with pancreatic cancer that has spread to other organs. Swayze has been receiving treatment at Stanford University’s cancer center in Palo Alto for radical chemotherapy.

“He was told he could have two more treatments, but his cancer was not responding. In short – they held out little hope for a cure,” said an insider.

The NY Post has confirmed the news with his publicist, saying, “He’s suffering from pancreatic cancer, which could tragically bring down the curtain on his remarkably diverse career… The average life expectancy is six to nine months, with only 4 percent of patients living more than five years.”

Pray for a miracle!!

UPDATE: Swayze‘s doctor, Dr. Patrick George, tells People: “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 time frame of his prognosis and his physical side effects are absolutely untrue. We are considerably more optimistic.”

Swayze‘s rep adds: “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.”

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  • anustin

    oh GOD!plez help him!

  • Tanya

    OMG, if it’s true i feel so sorry for him.

  • em

    That is very sad.

  • yeahhh

    this is sad.

  • shenanyginz

    seriously??? this is true??? omg… My God have mercy

  • daisy

    Oh this is so sad.

  • Chelsea

    I’m really sad :[

  • coalharbourqt

    My thoughts and prayers are with Patrick Swayze and his family… sure hope he pulls through.

  • SAD NEWS

    sad, sad, sad news…Praying for hima and his family…May God’s grace shine upon him…

  • Helena

    Actually, his rep has confirmed this. NE is not reliable. Very sad.

  • Ratu

    May God help him….Amien

  • bubbaness

    So, so sad.

  • Susan

    This is such sad news. Dirty Dancing is one of my all time favorite flicks because of him. I’ll pray for a miracle for him. My thoughts are with him during this difficult time.

  • Joy isobel

    Heath and now Patrick?! What is this world coming to?

  • violette

    No!? That’s awful. So sad.

  • almond

    He should really try vitamin B 17, amgdalyn, laetrile, in high doses. I know this therapy is not allowed in the US, but there is a hospital in Mexico, the

    Contreras Hospital in Tijuana.

    Good luck!

  • Desiree

    Im so so devastated by this news, I’ll be praying for him!

  • wildflower509

    heartbreaking news. Patrick Swazey is one of the few celebrities with morals, and values which he holds true to. God Bless him and his family, and yes, i will be praying for him

  • almond

    Yes, that is sad.

    Sorry for the spelling mistake: It is called amygdalin.

    Give it a try!

  • Renee

    Ledger brought it to himself. Patrick is among the many good guys that unfairness of life happens to them while evil people get away with it until at some point they have its scary payback too.

    God bless Patrick and his family while shame on heartless ninnies like Marion Cotillard.

  • Sandra

    No, I can’t belive this! I was hoping it was just a crazy rumour. He is the most beautiful male actor ever. I feel so sorry for him and his family.

  • SAD NEWS

    tmz has an update from the doctor stating that the cancer is in its early stages and he is responding to treatment…

  • missouri girl

    does he have kids

  • Helena

    He’s been married since 1975, but he’s had no children, oddly.

  • lola

    I’m shocked if it’s true, but it’s from the National Enquirer. C’mon, J.J. These are the people who still believe in alien sightings.

    –read my blog at http://fashionpoirot.blogspot.com

  • Pam

    Praying for a miracle for him. He’s a good actor and a very nice guy. Im sure his close friends Demi Moore, esp Tom Cruise friends with him since the Outsiders, many of his loved-ones and fans will be there for him.

  • dal

    Oh No!!!!!

    Poor Patrick. Michael Landon died of Pancreatic cancer too. I think he was gone in 6 weeks.

    I wish him and his family the best – and Im praying for a miracle.

  • justa mia

    He’s way to young, so much more living to do. My heart breaks. He was so wonderful in Ghost and Dirty Dancing. As I recall, he stayed married to the same woman. A really stand-up guy.

    Patrick, we’ll miss you. God bless.

  • Pam

    I dont believe and read tabloids but Showbiz tonight mentioned this so I was so sad.

  • Mrs Miller

    Holy Mother! I am shocked!

  • b

    UPDATE: His rep issued this statement to TMZ, “Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. 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.”

  • Sandra

    This makes me really sad. My grandmother died a few years ago because of pancreatic cancer, and I know it is a very lethal cancer, probably the worst one. And I’ve enjoyed Patrick’s work so much, I cannot count how many times i’ve watched Ghost and how many times i’ve cried watching it.
    Very sad news. I hope he gets a lot of support, he deserves it. God bless you Patrick.

  • http://justjared shamilah

    OMG!!!!!!!
    HOPE HE GETS BETTER SOON
    SO SAD

  • BECKY ♥

    :(

  • joni

    To #20, Renee:

    Who are you to pass judgment on who deserves to die and who doesn’t?

    Get a soul, please.

  • Sherry

    I serve a God who specializes in miracles and it’s not to late for Patrick!

  • http://arabaquarius.blogspot.com/ Arab.Aquarius

    i wish him the best of health
    http://arabaquarius.blogspot.com/

  • me

    Yes, Sherry (#36). It is never to late when you have faith in God. If I could say something it would be… Dear Patrick and family, I am praying for a miracle for you. Please know that you are loved by many and are in our prayers. God Bless!

    Patrick Swayze and his wife, Lisa, are among the few really decent and respectable people in Hollywood. No one, except God, can understand why this happens to someone that is so young and so good. It just breaks my heart to read this about Patrick or anyone else.

  • Logan

    I know it’s a really hard form of cancer to beat, but I sincerely hope he can pull through.

  • me

    #24 – WTF is wrong with someone not having children? Why don’t you take your insensitive arse somewhere else if your judging them. I know alot of people who don’t have children. That doesn’t mean they dislike kids. It doesn’t mean anything. Everyone’s situation in this world is different. Alot of people have children that have no business having children. Make wise cracks about the people that have children and abuse them, kill them, starve them, ignore them, etc.

    You, my dear, have a tiny brain.

  • Julie

    OMG! That’s horrible!! I’ll send some good vibes for him and his family!

  • http://justjared sARAH

    OMG COULD’NT BELIEVE IT GOD HELP HIM PLEASE.

  • ~m~

    this once again proves why the national enquirer isn’t a very credible source
    although it is still sad that he has cancer, the reports from his rep etc. are much more encouraging

  • mrs hazard

    i’m praying for a miracle, all my wishes of courage for lisa his wife .

  • frances

    I’ve always loved Patrick Swayze. I wish him the best and will keep him in my prayers.

  • sheryl

    I’m sorry that he’s battling cancer. It’s a horrible, horrible disease that has taken members of my family.

  • the_original_nika

    I hope someone will shut down national enquirer *shaking fist*.
    oh patrick… I hope he lives longer. pray for miracle.

  • hayley

    nooooooooooooo this is so sad, so much sad news in the media throught out the start of 2008

  • diane

    This news makes me so sad do not give up hope

  • Amanda

    Man! That’s sucks =/
    Worse than death is to wait for it.

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