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It's True

As Tracey Coyle reported over at Wizbang Pop!, The National Enquirer broke the story that Patrick Swazye has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and has only five weeks to live.

His publicist has confirmed it.

Twinkle-toed tough guy Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and might only have weeks to live, a rep for the dirty dancer said today.

Swayze's publicist confirmed to Page Six that he's suffering from pancreatic cancer, which could tragically bring down the curtain on his remarkably diverse career.

Swayze was diagnosed with the cancer more than a month ago.

The average life expectancy is six to nine months, with only 4 percent of patients live more than five years.

Last month, Page Six reported that the "Ghost" star underwent a serious "gastrointestinal procedure" at Stanford University Medical Center. His rep said then that the procedure went well and that he was "home and happy."

Swayze is only 55 years old.

This is honestly shocking news. Like virtually everyone else in America, we all remember him from his roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, but he's had a long and diverse career. This is just sad, sad news.

Please keep Patrick and his family in your thoughts and prayers.


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Comments (10)

No!!! thats too bad.. God b... (Below threshold)

No!!! thats too bad.. God bless You Patrick.

This is a tragedy, you fail... (Below threshold)

This is a tragedy, you fail to make the connections here. Jeff Healey on Sunday, Swayze today. They are taking the Roadhouse gang from us. Sam Elliot will have to be next, damn. No, double damn.

Just damn. Not a huge fan, ... (Below threshold)

Just damn. Not a huge fan, but something about Swayze just seemed sort of invincible. Pancreatic cx is the absolute WORST nightmare.

I hope that either he is one of the 4% who are able to live years beyond the prognosis, or that he is able to be at peace.

My mother was diagnosed wit... (Below threshold)

My mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in September of last year. She is only 50 years old. They gave her 6-12 months to live.

She is still alive and still fighting it, but the cancer is spreading and the doctors have not given her much chance of making it.

I love my mother very much. She is my best friend and my 20 month-old daughter's favorite person. My daughter is her only grandchild and all she wanted at this age was to dote on her granddaughter. This is a horrible cancer and I wish there was more that could be done about it.

Please pray for the people who are affected by it. :(

Cassy, here <a href="http:/... (Below threshold)

Cassy, here is an update:

"Patrick has a very limited amount of disease and he appears to be responding well to treatment thus far," Dr. Patrick George said in a statement. "All of the reports stating the time frame of his prognosis and his physical side effects are absolutely untrue. We are considerably more optimistic."

He will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers.

Patrick Swayze is a genuine... (Below threshold)
Kitty Crouch:

Patrick Swayze is a genuine gentleman, just a regular guy. I have met him in his role as an Arabian horse owner. This is terrible news.

Jeff Healey passed away las... (Below threshold)
Socratease Author Profile Page:

Jeff Healey passed away last week, and now this. I think I'll fire up my DVD of "Road House" and drink a beer to both of them. Our prayers are with you, Patrick.

My mother died of pancreati... (Below threshold)

My mother died of pancreatic cancer at 55. She was given 3 months when they diagnosed her, and she lasted 6. It's a hard way to go. He and his family have my sympathy.

Just lost my brother-in-law... (Below threshold)

Just lost my brother-in-law to cancer at 58. My prayers for Swayze, his family, and friends, and for ClobberGirl's mother and their family, too.

For those inclined to do likewise, please also include our own Bill Jempty and D.J. Drummond on your list.

Cheers to Roadhouse Socrate... (Below threshold)

Cheers to Roadhouse Socratease! Did not know about Jeff Healey dying? this world sucks and life is too short.. God bless all of You and Your families as You go through all of this..

Ive lost 4 family members and 3 friends to traffic accidents, overdose and disease the last 5 years.. misery loves company and Im sinking fast.. but I love all of You special people on here..

Thank You! Jeff






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