Only Fools and Horses' Patrick Murray says his cancer is "cured" 1 month ago

Only Fools and Horses' Patrick Murray says his cancer is "cured"

He shared the positive health update yesterday.

Only Fools and Horses star' Patrick Murray has told his followers on social media that his cancer is now "cured".

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The actor, who played Mickey Pearce in the BBC comedy series, had previously revealed that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer in July.

Yesterday morning, he took to Twitter to share a positive health update.

He wrote: "Thanks again for all your lovely wishes.

"As you may know, I was diagnosed with lung cancer last July. After an op in Oct to remove the tumour I had chemo to help prevent the cancer returning.

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"During this chemo, another tumour was discovered in my liver. Luckily for me this cancer was unconnected to the lung cancer and was also treatable."

He explained that he had transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (Tace) to treat this new tumour.

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The actor went on to say that he saw his oncologist last Friday who told him that his cancer was "cured", and that the tumour in his liver is "shrinking".

Patrick went on: "It's not over yet, but as you can imagine I am over the moon with this latest news."

He then thanked the "brilliant" doctors and nurses working for the NHS.

Earlier this year, the actor endorsed an BBC government campaign which advised those experiencing bloating, constipation and discomfort in the abdominal region to ask their GP to refer them for an ultrasound.

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Seeing this campaign advertised gave him a "fighting chance".

At the time, he said on Twitter: "Naturally I wanted to keep my own health problems private, but failing to endorse this ad would be selfish.

"Thanks to my ultrascan I have a fighting chance. It showed my organs needed further investigation and tumours were spotted."

He then encouraged his followers not ignore this sort of pain if it persists, and to seek medical advice if they're in doubt.