05/27/2008 at 09:35 PM EDT
Patrick Swayze is sharing his "great news" with PEOPLE: His positive response to treatment for pancreatic cancer has allowed him to live a full and busy life.
In addition to attending a Lakers game
over the weekend, the Dirty Dancing
star has traveled, socialized and on Monday got in birthday shopping for wife Lisa, ordering a diamond pendant from a jeweler friend in Nevada.
In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE readers, Swayze says:
"Thought I'd give you guys a little update. Lisa and I have been back and forth from New Mexico enjoying the arrival of spring and new baby calves. This past weekend, we spent a fun time with friends in Reno for Lisa's birthday, where I took her jewelry shopping at Kenny G & Company and (we) were able to find her something really special and much deserved! In the meantime, I am continuing treatment at Stanford and the great news is I continue to respond well."
Swayze, 55, who announced in March he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, is undergoing treatment at Stanford University Medical Center.
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