Cameron Mathison, Hallmark Channel’s host, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) during his show ‘Home and Family’ on Monday. He also took to Instagram to share the news and asked his fans to help and pray.
On Tuesday, he wrote a post on Instagram with a photo of his family, “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.”
He added, “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,” continued Mathison.
He also thanked his family and colleagues and credited them for being “absolutely amazing with their love and support.”
Mathison added, “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).”
The “At Home in Mitford” actor concluded the post by stating that he has been “feeling very grateful and optimistic” even after getting diagnosed with kidney cancer. Mathison also competed on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2007; he was placed eighth with professional dancer Edyta Śliwińska. Later, he continued to grab guest roles on television shows such as “Desperate Housewives” and “Drop Dead Diva.” He also acted in Hallmark movies, including “My Gal Sunday” and “The Christmas Ornament.”