Swayze 'Thrilled' With Results in Cancer Battle

Star thanks fans, reveals 'excellent' response to treatment
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2008 4:34 AM CDT
Patrick Swayze has revealed he's enjoying an "excellent" response to treatment for pancreatic cancer.   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – Actor Patrick Swayze is enjoying an "excellent" response to treatment for pancreatic cancer—and is thankful to friends and fans for their support, he and his wife told People. The Dirty Dancing star plans to continue with the same treatment at a California hospital, his doctor said. Swayze announced last month that he's suffering from pancreatic cancer—one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

 "We're thrilled and grateful for the positive response Patrick has shown toward his treatment," said his wife. "We can't help but feel that all the prayers, meditations and good thoughts sent his way has made a difference. Thank you!" Swayze, 55, has been undergoing chemotherapy but not radiation.