Keep you and your children safe. Find the latest Product Recalls here.

BEWARE OF THE DEADLY TOXINS IN YOUR HOME - What you don't know about many common household products

Saturday, January 31, 2009

PATRICK SWAYZE Gives up Battle Against Cancer

Cancer-stricken actor Patrick Swayze has given up medical treatment. The 56-year-old Dirty Dancing star — who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year — reportedly abandoned chemotherapy and other treatment when doctors told him there was nothing they could do to stop the spread of his disease.

A family friend told the National 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. He's taking morphine. That and the cigarettes seem to keep him functioning through the pain."

The actor, who recently said he was determined to fight his illness, was admitted to hospital with pneumonia earlier this month. He was released on Jan. 16, but friends say the chest infection left the star weakened.

In a recent interview, Swayze spoke about his prognosis and his hopes for the future. He said: "I'd say five years is wishful thinking. Two years seems likely if you're going to believe the statistics. "There's more I want to do. Lots more. I want to last until they find a cure."

No comments: