Patrick Swayze Turns Down Life Saving Operation?

May 11, 2009 By:
Patrick Swayze Turns Down Life Saving Operation?

Patrick Swayze has prompted fears over his health after he reportedly turned down a life-saving lung surgery.

According to the National Enquirer, Patrick has had to put his chemotherapy treatment on hold because he's suffering from a lung infection.

The tabloid claims that doctors advised him to remove part or all of the infected lung, but he turned down the risky procedure.

A source says, "The infection hadn't responded to treatment, and breathing became so hard for him that his family and friends, and his doctors were desperate to provide any relief.

"But after months of painful treatments and fighting so hard just to get up in the mornings, he felt he had done all he could."
A friend adds, "He's always fought this disease on his terms, and a long, painful recovery was not how he wanted to spend his last days."

The National Enquirer was the first to report on Patrick's battle with cancer, so they must know an insider from his camp. Whatever the case is, we're still not giving up hope for Patrick. Leave him your best wishes in the comments section below.