Patrick Swayze Cancer Scare A Sad Reality

March 5, 2008 at 4:02 pm | Posted in Film | 4 Comments
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I just read some terrible news about Patrick Swayze. It’s possible that he is dying of pancreatic cancer. As much as I was hoping to not be true, Patrick’s publicist, according to has confirmed the news:

“Actor 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.”

Patrick Swayze has been a major pop culture influence on me. Although I fell in love with him in Dirty Dancing and the affair continued with Ghost, I first noticed him in The Outsiders. Who wouldn’t have wanted a big brother like Darry?


He even earned some acting credibility with my husband for his role as Jim Cunningham in Donnie Darko. I have also respected the fact that he has been married to the same woman for over 30 years. That just doesn’t happen in Hollywood.

God bless you, Patrick Swayze!


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  1. i do hope the scare mongering in the gutter press is not true we love you patrick and are praying for you xxxxxxxxx

  2. It’s quite sad. It brings back memories of the sudden demise of Michael Landon, whom I had an enormous crush on as Pa Ingalls.

    Hopefully they’ve caught Patrick Swayze’s cancer in time, and his treatment is successful.

  3. Cancer has really stolen a lot of great people. We now have HD tv and can pick up Qubo, a children’s channel. The girls have fallen in love with Lambchop. Sherry Lewis and Michael Landon both were so full of life. Seeing them on tv makes it hard to believe they are gone.

  4. I am praying for Patrick Swayze!! I LOVED him in the movie THE OUTSIDERS. He is a AWESOME actor. I LOVE PATRICK SWAYZE!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

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