How sick was Patrick Swayze when he was working on his TV series The Beast?
-Allen Lang, Farmington, N.M.
Swayze, 56, diagnosed with stage-four pancreatic cancer the very day The Beast was given the network go-ahead to begin production, finished the first season in November. He shot 12 episodes after undergoing treatment and missed only one day of work, according to his producers. "You forgot sometimes that Patrick was going through treatment for cancer," says executive producer William Rotko. "It makes you stop and think before you say you have a tummy ache."