Patrick Swayze has had an “excellent response” to his cancer treatment, a doctor for the actor told People.
In addition, Swayze told People the outpouring of support since announcing he had pancreatic cancer has been nothing short of spectacular.
“We’re thrilled and grateful for the positive response Patrick has shown towards his treatment. Also, we can’t help but feel that all the prayers, meditations and good thoughts sent his way by everyone has made a difference. Thank you!,” Swayze and his wife, Lisa Niemi, told People.
Meanwhile, Swayze’s doctor said the former “Ghost” and “Dirty Dancing” star is making tremendous progress in his treatment.
“Patrick Swayze continues to respond well to his treatment for pancreatic cancer. Because of his excellent response, he will continue the same therapy at Stanford,” Dr. George Fisher told People.
In early March, a rep for Swayze confirmed to Access Hollywood the 55-year-old actor had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Swayze had been undergoing chemotherapy, as well as taking the experimental drug Vatalanib to cut off the blood supply to the tumor.