Hallmark Channel Host and Former All My Children Star Cameron Mathison Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

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Cameron Mathison has been diagnosed with kidney cancer and will undergo surgery on Thursday to remove a tumor. 

Mathison announced the sad news during Hallmark Channel's Home & Family, a show that he co-hosts. 

He later took to social to Instagram with a lengthy post in which he opened up about the diagnosis.  

Cameron Mathison Attends Hallmark Event

"I have a health situation that I want to share with you all," the 50-year-old shared. 

"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," he continued.

Mathison then went on to detail the diagnosis. 

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"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."

Cameron Mathison Attends Event

Mathison went on to say that the cancer has not spread to his other organs. 

"The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs," he elaborated.

"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."

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"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!!"

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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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Mathison is well-known for being a soap opera star, as well as a Hallmark movie favorite. 

He is also a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight. 

His post on Instagram was filled with well-wishes from fans and his co-workers. 

We extend our thoughts and prayers to Mathison's friends and family during this difficult time. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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