I’m worried about Patrick Swayze, and I empathize with his camp’s need to make it seem like everything is okay, like he’s just going about his business, releasing movies and television pilots, while his body is being assaulted by a disgusting disease and the horribly, borderline medieval, treatment for it.
It’s unfortunate that such a deadly cancer as pancreatic gets so little research funding compared with, say, breast cancer, which I am told gets more research funding than all other cancers combined. I assume that the reason for the discrepancy is that so few people get pancreatic cancer compared with breast cancer. Thank God for that, because less than 5% of all pancreatic cancer patients are still alive five years later.
Sorry to bring such gloom and doom here.