Suzanne Somers Regrets Swayze Comments
Cancer survivor Suzanne Somers tells "Extra" that she's sorry for making comments about how cancer meds -- not the disease -- killed Patrick Swayze.
"I should not have said what I said," Somers says of her controversial remarks. When asked if she believed Swayze would still be alive if he hadn't undergone chemotherapy, Somers replied, "I don't know what Patrick chose, I don't know anything about it. I apologized to his family, I apologized to his brother -- I'm really, really, really sorry because everyone, when they're choosing treatment for cancer, makes the best decision they can."
Suzanne also shared her thoughts on the death of her close friend Farrah Fawcett, who like Swayze, lost her battle with cancer. "If she tried alternative first, would it have worked? I don't know."
Somers, who cured her own breast cancer ten years ago with hormone therapy and nutrition, remains a strong advocate for alternative cancer treatments. Her views on the subject were strengthened after being incorrectly told that she had suffered a relapse last year. "The oncologist comes in and says, 'You got cancer. It's everywhere -- I've never seen so much cancer.'"
The misdiagnosis prompted Somers to pen her new book, "Knockout," which compiles interviews with doctors who champion cancer prevention techniques.