Date: 6th March 2008

Patrick Swayze diagnosed with cancer

Patrick Swayze's doctor has confirmed the actor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer - but insists he's not as close to death as reports suggest. Tabloid and internet reports suggested the Ghost star was fighting for his life and had been given just five weeks to live, but his physician Dr. George Fisher suggests he's a lot more optimistic about the actor's recovery.

The 55-year-old is currently undergoing treatment and is continuing with his filming schedule.

Source: Press Release