Cancer Stricken Patrick Swayze Stops Treatment
Cancer stricken Patrick Swayze has reportedly given up all medical treatment, after doctors told him there was little they could do to stop the progress of his illness.
Fifty-six year old Swayze was diagnosed a year ago with pancreatic cancer, one of the most virulent forms of the disease. He had been determined to fight but earlier this month suffered a setback when he was admitted to hospital with pneumonia.
He's now back home, but his mum Patsy, 81, wants devotees to keep him in their thoughts. "Please tell everyone to keep us in their prayers. Pray for Patrick. I know he has a lot of fans out there thinking about him, and we all appreciate that. Patrick is feeling a lot better since he got out of the hospital."
A family friend told the Enquirer: 'There's nothing more doctors can do for him. We are down to the wire and the goal now is to keep Patrick comfortable. His condition is inoperable and they have stopped the chemo. He's still losing weight and he's very weak.'
The friend added: 'Patrick regards himself as a cowboy, and is determined to die with his boots on and no regrets.'