On Tuesday, All My Children fan favorite Cameron Mathison shared some personal news on social media. The star of Hallmark’s Home and Family revealed a cancer diagnosis and has asked fans a favor. Here is what we know.
Cameron Mathison Shares Cancer Diagnosis
Cameron Mathison reached out to fans to reveal that he has been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma. Thanks to a MRI, the Murder She Baked star discovered he had a tumor on his right kidney. The good news is that this cancer did not spread beyond this kidney.
“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🙏🏼”
Next, Mathison went on to explain that despite the probability that this tumor has been silently growing the past decade, his healthy habits have kept this cancer diagnosis from being worse.
“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❤️ “
What Is Next For Cameron Mathison?
Cameron Mathison is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday, September 12. This would be to remove the cancerous growth on his kidney. The patient is very optimistic. Above all, Cameron is still asking for any sort of well wishes and prayers that fans and friends “feel comfortable with.” He is upbeat, but this has to be very scary!
“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!! 💪🏼”
What is Renal Cell Carcinoma
Renal Cell Carcinoma is the technical word for kidney cancer. This form of cancer usually strikes people between the ages of 50 and 70. According to WebMD, doctors are not totally sure how someone gets Renal Cell Carcinoma. They currently believe that smoking, being extremely overweight, and extended overuse of over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen can cause this form of cancer. Some of the symptoms include a lump in your midsection, unexplained weight loss, loss of hunger, blood in your urine, night sweats and fatigue.
There are many forms of treatment for this sort of cancer. Generally, chemotherapy and radiation are not part of the process. However, Cameron may choose to further discuss his post-surgery treatment when he returns to television or on his social media.
In conclusion, Cameron Mathison will likely return to Home and Family once he recovers from his treatment. In addition, fans can keep up with the Hallmark star on his Instagram account.
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