Only Fools And Horses star Patrick Murray announces his lung cancer is ‘cured’


British sitcom star Patrick Murray has said his lung cancer was ‘cured’ and a tumor found in his liver was ‘shrinking’ in response to treatment.

Murray, 65, who played Mickey Pearce in Only Fools And Horses, revealed his diagnosis earlier this year.

He said scans detected a cancerous lung tumor which he had undergone an operation to remove, alongside chemotherapy.

Follow-up scans found another tumor in his liver which he said was unrelated to his lung cancer, which was also treatable.

He said he was treated with Tace, or transcatheter arterial chemoembolization, which is a combination of chemotherapy and other drugs designed to restrict the blood supply to the tumor.

In a Twitter update, he wrote, “Thank you again for all your lovely messages. As you may know, I was diagnosed with lung cancer last July.

“After an operation in October to remove the tumour, I had chemo to help prevent the cancer from coming back. During this chemo, another tumor was discovered in my liver.

“Fortunately for me, this cancer was unrelated to lung cancer and treatable as well. I had a procedure called Tace to deal with it.

“Last Friday I saw my oncologist. She told me that the lung cancer was cured and my liver tumor was shrinking.

“It’s not over yet, but as you can imagine, I’m over the moon with this latest news.”

John Challis, who played Boycie in Only Fools And Horses, died of cancer aged 79 Last year.

Challis’ family said in a statement at the time that he died “peacefully in his sleep, after a long battle with cancer.”