Patrick Swayze Cancer Has Reportedly Spread

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Patrick Swayze, who was told he had pancreatic cancer this past January,  has reportedly taken a turn for the worse and started saying goodbye to loved ones after learning his cancer has spread.

A source told National Enquirer magazine:

“Patrick recently got word that the cancer had spread to his liver and that is what his doctors said would begin the countdown to the end.

Patrick knew it was coming because he was suffering increased weakness.

“At times, he was so weak that he could barely walk without feeling faint. Sometimes he feels out of breath and has to sit down.”

Swayze, 56, told Lisa, his wife of 33 years, and his brother Donny that he doesn’t have long to live.

“Lisa phoned Donny in Los Angeles and told him he need to come to Chicago, where Patrick has been filming TV show The Beast. She was crying and scared Donny to death.

“Donny got the impression his brother was already on his deathbed because Lisa was saying Patrick wanted to say goodbye. She couldn’t stop crying.”

Swayze has been undergoing pioneering Cyberknife radiotherapy at California’s Stamford University Medical Centre, and had been making a steady recovery from the illness.

Swayze recently finished filming The Beast in Chicago, where he was putting in 12-hour days.

In October, his production team reported he had missed only a day and a half of work.

He told The New York Times:

“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.”

UPDATE: Swayze released a statement to People saying:

“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,” says the actor, 56.

“The only thorn in my side being that many tabloids have been consistently reporting lies and false information about me and those close to me. And latest, they’re reporting that I’m on my last legs and saying goodbye to my tearful family!

“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.

“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.”

He concludes, “As always, I appreciate all the love and support people have sent and continue to send my way. I thank you.”