Page last updated at 11:31 GMT, Wednesday, 28 May 2008 12:31 UK

Patrick Swayze 'responding well'

Patrick Swayze
Swayze was seen at a basketball game last week

Actor Patrick Swayze has said he is responding well to treatment for pancreatic cancer.

"I am continuing treatment and the great news is I continue to respond well," the Dirty Dancing star told People Magazine.

He has been undergoing treatment at Stanford University Medical Centre in California.

The 55-year-old's agent confirmed the star had been diagnosed with the illness in March.

In a statement, Swayze told People he and his wife, Lisa, had been travelling back and forth between LA and their ranch in New Mexico and were "enjoying the arrival of spring and new baby calves".

"This past weekend, we spent a fun time with friends in Reno for Lisa's birthday, where I took her jewellery shopping and were able to find her something really special and much deserved!" he added.

The star made his first public appearance since his diagnosis at a basketball match in LA last week.


SEE ALSO
Goldberg thanks Swayze for Oscar
07 Mar 08 |  Entertainment
Star Swayze diagnosed with cancer
06 Mar 08 |  Entertainment
How Swayze danced into fans' hearts
06 Mar 08 |  Entertainment
Swayze set to make West End debut
02 Jun 06 |  Entertainment

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific