'Home & Family's Cameron Mathison Opens Up About Renal Cancer Diagnosis

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Cameron Mathison shared on his Instagram that he had an MRI showing a tumor consistent with Renal Cell Carcinoma. Mathison announced the diagnosis on the air on Home & Family on Monday.

"The good news is that it hasn't spread to any other organs," Mathison's post reads. "They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it's been growing in me for minimum 10 years."

Mathison said he is scheduled for surgery Thursday, Sept. 12. "I was hoping to receive positive thoughts, prayers, or whatever you feel comfortable with, on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1pm PST)," Mathison wrote.

 

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I have a health situation that I want to share with you all🙏🏼 There are many reasons I love social media, staying connected with you all, sharing fun experiences... well this time I’m asking for your help. About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve been having, and during that MRI they found a tumor on my right kidney. It’s consistent with Renal Cell Carcinoma ... or kidney cancer. The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs🙏🏼 They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it’s been growing in me for minimum 10 years🙏🏼. I am extremely lucky that we found it early. Thank you to my longtime friend and urologist @jon_giddens who has helped me tremendously through this process. Vanessa, Lucas and Leila have been absolutely amazing with their love and support... as have my mom, dad, brother, and everyone at Home and Family, Hallmark, and ET❤️ My surgery is scheduled on September 12th, I was hoping to receive positive thoughts, prayers, or whatever you feel comfortable with, on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1pm PST) 🙏🏼 I announced this on @homeandfamilytv yesterday, and wanted to make sure I posted about it here as well. Feeling very grateful and optimistic!! 💪🏼🙏🏼❤️ #thankyou yes

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The Instagram post came under a photo of Mathison with his family, who are among the many family and coworkers he credits with supporting him through this diagnosis.

"Vanessa, Lucas and Leila have been absolutely amazing with their love and support... as have my mom, dad, brother, and everyone at Home and Family, Hallmark, and ET," Mathison said.

Mathison co-hosts Hallmark's morning show and Entertainment Tonight. He has also starred in many Hallmark original movies after a tenure on the soap opera All My Children. He did not indicate whether he would take a break from any of shows after his surgery.

By Fred Topel

Originally published in UPI Entertainment News.