Sitcom star, Patrick Murray, revealed in January that scans had revealed a tumor and that follow-ups had revealed another in his liver.
Patrick Murray, a British sitcom star, has revealed that he has been “cured” of lung cancer and that a tumor discovered in his liver is “shrinking” in response to treatment.
Murray, who starred as Mickey Pearce in Only Fools And Horses, confirmed his illness earlier this year. He claimed that scans revealed a malignant lung tumor, which he underwent surgery to remove along with chemotherapy.
Follow-up scans revealed a tumor in his liver, which he said had nothing to do with his lung cancer, which was similarly curable.
He was given Tace, or transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, which is a combination of chemotherapy and other medications used to cut off blood flow to the tumor.
He commented on Twitter: “Thank you once more for all of your beautiful messages. As you may be aware, I was diagnosed with lung cancer in July of last year.
“Following surgery to remove the tumor in October, I received chemo to help prevent the cancer from returning. Another tumor was identified in my liver during this therapy.
“Fortunately, this malignancy was unrelated to my lung cancer and was similarly curable. To deal with this, I used a process called Tace.
“Last Friday, I had an appointment with my oncologist. She informed me that my lung cancer had been successfully treated and that the tumor in my liver was diminishing.
“It’s not over yet, but as you might understand, I’m overjoyed with this recent development.”
“Only Fools And Horses” actor John Challis died of cancer at the age of 79 last year.
Challis died “peacefully in his sleep, after a protracted fight with cancer,” according to his family.