The star looks healthy as he continues his fight against pancreatic cancer

By Karen Snyder and Jennifer Garcia
Updated July 21, 2008 01:05 AM
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In the midst of fighting cancer, Patrick Swayze is looking like his old self again – healthy, happy and hot.

“I’m a miracle, dude … I don’t know why,” he told photographers and fans as he left Los Angeles Airport on Sunday afternoon.

The actor, 55, also told the crowd he was flying to Chicago, where he’s filming his new TV series for A&E, The Beast.

In March, after Swayze announced he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he began chemotherapy.

In April, the actor and his wife, Lisa, released a statement saying they were “thrilled” with his response to treatment.

“We can’t help but feel that all the prayers, meditations and good thoughts sent his way by everyone has made a difference. Thank you!” the couple said.

Ever the optimist, Swayze continued his daily routine while undergoing treatment – stepping out to a Lakers game in May and traveling with his wife.