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Patrick Murray, the star of the sitcom The Office, revealed in January that scans revealed a tumor and that follow-up tests revealed another in his liver.
Patrick Murray, the 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, 65, who portrayed Mickey Pearce in the BBC comedy Only Fools And Horses, confirmed his diagnosis earlier this year.
He said tests revealed a malignant lung tumor, which he underwent surgery to remove as well as chemotherapy to treat. Follow-up scans revealed a tumor in his liver that he claimed had nothing to do with his lung cancer, which he stated was equally curable. He was given Tace, or transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, which is a combination of chemotherapy and other drugs used to cut off blood flow to the tumor.
He posted on Twitter, “In a tweet, I’d like to let everyone know that I’m still alive and well “Thank you so much for all of your kind words. I was diagnosed with lung cancer in July of last year, as you may know.
“I got chemo to help prevent the cancer from returning after an operation in October to remove the tumor. A new tumor was identified in my liver when I was undergoing treatment.
“This malignancy, fortunately, was unrelated to my lung cancer and was equally curable. To deal with this, I had a treatment known as Tace.
“My oncologist saw me last Friday. She informed me that my lung cancer had been treated and that my liver tumor had shrunk.
“It’s not over yet, but as you might understand, this recent news has me overjoyed.” Patrick Murray added.
Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis died of cancer last year at the age of 79.
Challis died “peacefully in his sleep, after a long fight with cancer,” according to his family in a statement at the time.