Cancer battle and treatment
It was reported that the legend of Dirty Dancing and Ghost movies Patrick Swayze is preparing mentally for the death. It was the greatest shock to his family, friends, fans and well wishers. It was reported that cancer had spread to his liver and the doctors can do nothing but countdown to the end.
But the truth is that the legend is fighting hard to conquer the death. Its true that he has cancer but he is one among the luckiest persons who are responding to treatment. When he is mentally strong and giving a try to treatment its really a discouragement if we say he is waiting for death.
He openly said “It’s upsetting that the shoddy and reckless reporting from these publications cast a negative shadow on the positive and good fight I’m fighting. For me, my family, and those close to me, it amounts to downright emotional cruelty. That makes me angry when hope is so precious.”
What the real star needs is our love and support. Come on lets join him for a victory against Cancer. He is even collecting donations for supporting research work on cancer. Its all for the good of the mankind and certainly not for him.!!
It is said that the great star is becoming weak day by day and sometimes, so weak that he could barely walk without feeling faint. Sometimes he feels out of breath and has to sit down.
In Jan 2008 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has undergone chemotherapy at the Stanford University Medical Center. In March it was reported that he has a very limited amount of disease, and he was responding well to treatment . But unfortunately later doctor confirmed that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but insisted he’s not close to death. Specifically, Swayze was diagnosed with a type of pancreatic tumor called Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm (IPMN).
In early May 2008, it was widely reported in a number of tabloids that Swayze had undergone surgery to remove part of his stomach after the spread of the cancer and that he had rewritten his will, transferring his property to his wife. In late May 2008, he was seen at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game, his first public appearance since his diagnosis.
Swayze was again hospitalized On Jan 9th 2009, with pneumonia. The pneumonia was said to be the result of chemotherapy. It is said that chemotherapy suppresses the immune system of our body and puts you at risk for infections. Swayze acknowledges that his smoking habit probably contributed to his cancer. But unfortunately he still smokes.!!
A report says that Pancreatic cancer, kills about 30,000 people a year in USA. It has a less than 5 percent survival rate for five years. If diagnosed early and treated aggressively with surgery and survival rate can go as high as 17 to 25 percent.
Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi, have been married for 32 years.
What Patrick Swayze says
“I’m still fine to work, I haven’t changed – oh, I have changed, what am I saying? It’s a battle zone I go through. Chemo, no matter how you cut it, is hell on wheels.”
“I’m cooking. I’m a miracle dude. I don’t know why” [July 2008]
“I dream that the word ‘cure’ will no longer be followed by the words ‘it’s impossible’. Together, we can make a world where cancer no longer means living with fear, without hope, or worse” [September 2008]
“I don’t really want to talk about it, but I know he’s sick, but he has great doctors and a great prognosis, and that’s all I can say.” [Swayze’s mother[
“I’m very proud of the work I’ve done on my new series The Beast, and I am happy to be back home for the holidays. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment to say you’re gonna do something and do it.”
“Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease and from the moment I was diagnosed, I knew I was in for the fight of my life. It’s a battle, and so far, I’ve been winning. I’m one of the lucky few that responds well to treatment.”
“As always, I appreciate all the love and support people have sent and continue to send my way. I thank you.”