I just learned that earlier today Patrick Swayze finally died of his pancreatic cancer after having survived far longer (20 months) than the average patient diagnosed with stage IV disease (less than 6 months). All I can say is: Rest in peace, Patrick. Not only did Swayze deal with his terminal illness with courage, humor, and panache, but he was awesome when he slapped down the quacks offering bogus cancer cures:
If anybody had that cure out there, like so many people swear they do, you’d be two things. You’d be very rich, and you’d be very famous. Otherwise, shut up.
The recent revelation of how badly pancreatic cancer patients undergoing the quack therapy known as the Gonzalez protocol did is just one more bit of evidence of how right Swayze was.
Despicable ghoul that he is, I can only wonder how long it will be before Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com publishes another nauseating abuse of a dead celebrity designed to proclaim how, if Patrick Swayze had only pursued “natural” therapy instead of that nasty, awful, evil science-based medicine, he would have eliminated his pancreatic cancer and would still be Dirty Dancing today, perfectly cancer-free.
Not long, I suspect.