Patrick Swayze Returning to TV

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
May 29, 2008 7:46am CST
It was very nice to hear this morning that actor Patrick Swayze will be returning to TV soon. As many of you know I posted a discussion several months ago when it was revealed that he is fighting pancreatic cancer. The fatality rate for the disease is very high. I think that his doctors have been using some unconventional treatments to try and cure his condition. Whatever they're doing he looks well. I wish him all the best. Do you think they have made great strides in the treatment of pancreatic cancer?
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• United States
29 May 08
That's odd, they showed him on the Today show this morning and he looked so gaunt and unhealthy. I had heard he's still in treatment and while he's holding strong he's got a long road to haul. I didn't realize that he was coming back and that's why they put him on, I thought they just had him on to show how he was doing. He's truly not only one of my favorite actors but one of my favorite people. The way he acts in life, the way he is with his wife, all show what a wonderful man he is. I pray for his recovery daily. I know this is one of the hardest cancers to beat.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
The success rate in treating this disease is practically zero, hockeygal, but I think he is showing tremendous strength in the face of such a tragic event.
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@mummymo (23707)
29 May 08
I am not too well informed about pancreatic cancer and its treatment but I am very pleased to hear that Patrick is doing well enough to return to work! Thanks for sharing this good news sweetheart! xxx
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Of course we cannot know what the outcome will be for him, mummymo, but it does speak to the will he has in fighting this dread disease.
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• United States
29 May 08
That's good to hear. I don't know anything about what the doctors have been doing but I hope that they keep doing a good job. I saw a few pictures of him and he looks so different. I hope that he is not in pain and he gets well.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
He is showing some signs of his illness, ayumitakashi, but that is to be expected with such a devastating disease. We are hoping for the same thing.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
30 May 08
I am not really sure about the treatments for pancreatic cancer. I am just happy to read that Patrick Swazye feels well enough to act again. His doctord must be doing something right which is a blessing. I will be glad to see him act again. He was one of my teenage crushes. Espically after seeing "Dirty Dancing".
• United States
30 May 08
Yes, I am glad he is having more good days.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I think he is loved by most everyone, Shaun, and everyone is praying for him.
@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
29 May 08
Well I am so glad that he is coming back and I hope this means that he is on the way to recovery I really do
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I am just so happy to hear that he isn't sitting back and doing nothing to work towards a recovery, gabs. The longest journey begins with a single step.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
29 May 08
Photo of Patrick Swayze - image of actor Patrick Swayze
Thank you ever for this info. I was wondering what happened to Patrick Swayze as he is one of my favorite actors and was so disheartened to hear when he had his pancreatic cancer battle. I take it he's made a recovery then? And glad to hear he's making a "comeback" and will be on TV...I just found a photo of him, he looks a bit thinner, but looks happy
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Thanks for the photo, pyewacket, and though I wouldn't say that he's made a recovery, I do believe he is putting up a good fight. The fact that he is working at all is amazing considering how involved his treatments must be. I am sending positive thoughts his way and really hoping he can beat this thing.
@rx4life (1932)
• United States
29 May 08
They really have made headway with the treatments..but it still remains a very grave condition and one that isn't considered curable..I am so happy that his life can return to a somewhat normal situation...He is a great dancer and I always enjoy interviews with him!!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
You're absolutely right, rx4life, and I think he is doing the best thing in such a situation by moving on with his life.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
30 May 08
Pancreatic cancer is one of the worst froms of cancer to get apart from bone. This is great news of him and hope all is well and the results of his treatment are good. He is one of the most finest actors and from what I see has not let his career go to his head. I loved him in Ghost and his performance was brilliant alongside Demi Moore who I also admire. I wish him the best of health and hope his fight with this cruel disease is a success. Thank-you from Aussieland for sharing this.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
You're right, caramello, it is one of the worst diseases out there. Hopefully, they got to it in time and Patrick's treatment will prove successful. He is a great actor and has outstanding character.
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
30 May 08
i still remember your post and i am glad that he is alright now and will be returning to TV soon... i remember his greatest movie called ghost that he plays with demi moore in the late 80's (i think)... it is such a great movie and i still remember it until now... take care and have a nice day...
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Ghost was a wonderful movie, lingli! We will all be praying for his recovery.
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
30 May 08
My gram passed away from that type of cancer , but they caught it much too late. I think he has the best doctirs and should be okay . I wish him nothing but the best as well.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Sorry to hear about your gram, metschica, and I hope they got to his in good time.
@anniepa (27248)
• United States
30 May 08
That certainly sounds like good news. I know, pancreatic cancer is one of the worst types of cancer, but maybe they caught it early enough and whatever treatment he's getting will be successful. I've always liked him a lot and not only as an actor but I think he's also one of the good guys in show business.Is he going to be on a regular series or what, do you know? Annie
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
6 Jun 08
He isn't out of the woods yet, anniepa, but he is waging a battle that is admirable.And yes, it is supposed to be a series.