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Patrick Swayze loses his battle with pancreatic cancer

Patrick Swayze, the hunk from ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Point Break’, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2008. Despite aggressive initial treatment – including surgery and chemotherapy – the actor lost his battle on September 14, 2009.

Pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is a particularly aggressive type of cancer that occurs in the body’s pancreas – a part of the endocrine system and the digestive system. One statistic suggests that only five percent of those diagnosed with pancreatic cancer are alive five years later. Why is it so aggressive?

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