Richard Herring has completed chemotherapy (Picture: Steve Meddle/REX)
Richard Herring has revealed he is done with chemotherapy for testicular cancer and is hopefully it will be gone for good.
The Taskmaster star, 53, underwent surgery to remove his testicle after being diagnosed with cancer last month and has completed chemotherapy to prevent it reoccurring.
He wrote on Twitter: ‘Chemo done and dusted – only in the chair for about an hour and most of that was waiting for meds to arrive.
‘So far feeling fine and hopefully that means I’ve done enough to ensure that that naughty b*****k cancer does not return. Thanks to all at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.’
Richard had revealed on his Warming Up blog that he’d undergone surgery on February 24, writing: ‘How unlucky was I to get a fairly rare cancer without exhibiting any of the usual causes? But then how lucky was I to get the one that is basically curable?’
The comedian explained that the cancer had a 99% survival rate as it had not spread from his testicle, and he had had the testicle removed before diagnosis as it had to be removed for analysis.
The Taskmaster star’s cancer had not spread from his testicle (Picture: Channel 4/Mark Johnson)
Testicular cancer is one of the less common cancers and mostly affects men aged between 15 and 49, usually starting with a painless swelling or lump in one of the testicles or a change in shape and texture.
He had announced the news on Twitter, writing: ‘RIP my right b******k. July 12th 1967 to February 24th 2021. Age shall not wither him (he was quite withered already, at least until the last few weeks). He shall be missed.
‘I was glad that everything was double and triple checked and once again the NHS staff were exemplary and funny and friendly…’
The comedian kept fans updated with his treatment (Picture: Steve Meddle/REX)
He later added: ‘Though cancer sounds like bad news, apart from that bit it’s pretty much all good news. The bad stuff was all safely ensconced inside my ball like the hazelnut in the middle of a Ferrero Rocher…
‘(I am not going to promise my wife a pyramid of exponential b*****ks) and has not spread, so it’s all out. Testicular cancer has a 99% survival rate (I wish someone had told me this right at the start)…
‘You can increase that to practically 100% if you wish by having one shot of chemo (which stops it coming back in your nodes) and obviously the fantastic NHS will be keeping an eye on me from now on…
‘The doctor on the phone was extremely positive and reassuring. I am going to see an oncologist next week to discuss my options, but essentially it seems that I should be around for a good while yet.’
Credit: Original article published here.