Swayze Stays Buoyant, Out and About

Actor says he's responding well to treatment and keeping busy
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted May 28, 2008 10:05 AM CDT
Actor Patrick Swayze watches the Los Angeles Lakers take on San Antonio Spurs in LA on Friday.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) People passes along an update from Patrick Swayze, who may look pale and gaunt but took in a Lakers game over the weekend, and wants fans to know the "great news" is he's responding well to treatment and able to keep up a busy life as he battles pancreatic cancer.

The Dirty Dancing actor, 55, has been jetting from his New Mexico ranch ("enjoying the arrival of spring and new baby calves") to Reno (for his wife's birthday, "where I took her jewelry shopping ... to find her something really special and much deserved!") and to Stanford, where he continues treatment.