Patrick Swayze Continues His Brave Battle With Cancer
By Christi Hall
May 9, 2008
Despite battling chemotherapy side effects, dramatic weight loss and a brutal setback, cancer-riddled Patrick Swayze is still up and about and hopeful for the future. A new report from the Enquirer notes that the determined star, who's bravely battling pancreatic cancer, even drove himself and went food shopping just last week, according to an eyewitness cited in the article.
The magazine reports that Patrick recently suffered a terrible setback when doctors removed part of his stomach after discovering the cancer had spread. According to the report, Patrick had been pinning his hopes for a cure on the experimental CyberKnife at Stanford University's Cancer Center.
The device uses computer guidance to precisely target tumors with light doses of radiation while sparing surrounding healthy tissue. Doctors hoped to shrink the tumor so it could be surgically removed.
According to the report from Enquirer, the growth has responded somewhat, but physicians discovered it had also spread to part of his stomach - which they removed. For now, the magazine reports that Swayze is continuing chemotherapy and his fans continue to support him and wish him the best.
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