Patrick Murray, a British sitcom star, has announced that he has been “cured” of lung cancer and that a tumour discovered in his liver is “shrinking” in response to treatment.
Only Fools And Horses actor Murray, 65, confirmed his diagnosis earlier this year.
He said tests revealed a malignant lung tumour, which he underwent surgery to remove along with treatment.
Follow-up scans revealed a tumour in his liver that he claimed 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 that is used to cut off blood flow to the tumour.
In a Twitter update, he said: “Thank you again for your thoughtful messages. Last July, I was diagnosed with lung cancer, as you may know.
“I had chemo to help prevent the cancer from returning after an operation to remove the tumour in October. Another tumour in my liver was identified during this treatment.
“Fortunately, this malignancy was unrelated to my lung cancer and was curable. To deal with this, I had a treatment called Tace.
“I saw my oncologist last Friday. She informed me that my lung cancer had been treated and that my liver tumour was diminishing.
“It’s not over yet, but as you might understand, I’m ecstatic with this recent development.”
Last year, at the age of 79, John Challis, who portrayed Boycie in Only Fools And Horses, died of cancer.