Beverly Hills 90210's Luke Perry reveals cancer scare

Louise McCreesh
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From Digital Spy

Riverdale star Luke Perry has revealed he underwent treatment for precancerous growths.

The 50-year-old actor, who starred in the original Beverly Hills 90210 series, discovered the growths when he went for a colonoscopy in 2015.

"Right now, there are 23 million Americans who haven't been screened who need to be screened," Perry told Fox News.

"If I had waited, it could have been a whole different scenario."

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Perry was teaming up with Fight Colorectal Cancer's "One Million Strong" campaign, which encourages people to get screened for the disease, at the time of his diagnosis.

The actor - who plays Archie's dad Fred Andrews in the Netflix series - first got involved with Fight Colorectal Cancer after losing a friend to the disease, but was shocked to discover that his test revealed precancerous growths, which he has since had removed.

The news comes as Perry's Beverly Hills 90210 co-star Shannen Doherty announces the end of her cancer treatment.

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The actress was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2015 and has been documenting her journey via her Instagram profile.

Good news came back in February when Doherty revealed she had completed her last chemotherapy treatment. However, she also warned the battle is not yet over as she waits to see if she is in the clear.

"Last day of chemo," she wrote. "Exhausted.

"Now that I'm done with chemo and radiation, the waiting game is here. Waiting for test. Waiting to see if I'm clear or not. Waiting for reconstruction. Waiting.

"I think when one gets cancer, they are always waiting to a certain extent. To those who know... I'm waiting with you."

Riverdale is available to stream on Netflix now.

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