Former “All My Children” star and Hallmark Channel host Cameron Mathison has revealed he is battling renal cancer; saying he had been dealing with some gut issues and convinced his doctor to schedule the MRI of his abdomen.

Mathison posted about the diagnosis on social media, writing “I have a health situation that I want to share with you all.”  Mathison said he felt lucky that the cancer was caught early and thanked his doctor, his family and colleagues.

“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),” he wrote. “I announced this on @homeandfamilytv yesterday, and wanted to make sure I posted about it here as well. Feeling very grateful and optimistic!!”

Mathison first made the announcement on his Hallmark Channel “Home and Family” show.

Cameron Mathison health update: Former All My Children star diagnosed with kidney cancer


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