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Cameron Mathison Reveals Cancer Diagnosis and Shares Heartfelt Message

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One of our the best guys we know, Cameron Mathison (co-host, Home & Family and Ex-Ryan Lavery, All My Children), revealed over the last 24 hours that he has been diagnosed with Renal Cell Carcinoma – kidney cancer, but treatment for him will be underway and the prognosis is good.

Cameron first shared the news on Monday’s Home & Family in a special announcement enlightening viewers on his health condition (watch video below) and later took to his Instagram and social media to share more details.   Of note: Mathison’s healthy lifestyle has indeed helped, and shown, that his cancer has not spread.

In addition, Mathison wrote: “About a month ago, I had an MRI for some gut issues I’ve been having, and during that MRI they fd 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.” He thanked his doctor and his family, saying, “[wife] Vanessa, [kids] 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) 🙏🏼.” He concluded, “Feeling very grateful and optimistic!”

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DARLENE BENNINGTON
DARLENE BENNINGTON

My prayers are with you and remember God has a handle on this and is looking out for you. GOD BLESS YOU And do what the Doctor advises and take care of yourself. you are a fine human being and and you will be fine.. Luv Ya Darlene

Carol Baroch
Carol Baroch

I am so sorry to hear this. I am sending you healing thoughts and prayers that all goes well with your surgery and recovery.

May God bless you..

Carol Baroch
Carol Baroch

is there an issue with this

Lynne
Lynne

I pray for you that everything will be just fine. Love you especially on all my children

Margaret McMahon
Margaret McMahon

Best wishes for a complete recovery to Cam.

sandy GASAWAY
sandy GASAWAY

My husband also had kidney cancer which did not spread to any other parts and also
did not need Chemo they took out the entire kidney, he had a special genetic test on a sample and it showed doing chemo was
not necessary,on top of that he also had colon cancer, both at the same time. I wish you
all the best and a speedy recovery

Carrie
Carrie

Prayers for him and his family.

DMRRR
DMRRR

Scary words to hear & absorb. Prayers to Cameron.

Kelley Germany
Kelley Germany

Praying for a full speedy recovery you got this

Cheree A Wesley
Cheree A Wesley

Our prayers are with you and your family Cameron. Get well soon, miss seeing you on All My Children and ET. God Bless! Stay Blessed

Cheree A Wesley
Cheree A Wesley

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Cameron. Stay Blessed! God Bless. Get well soon..Miss seeing you on All My Children, ET, and Hallmark

Lia
Lia

I am praying for you and your family, Cameron. #kickcancersbutt

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I am so sorry to hear this. My very prayers and best wishes to Cameron and his family. Stay strong!!!!!!!! You can beat this. No Surrender!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Usha Subramanian
Usha Subramanian

My prayers for your speedy recovery…

JTH
JTH

I mean it when I say that Cameron is truly one of my favorite Hallmark actors. I was sickened to hear this news. He was right. According to integrative health experts I know, we do, in fact have cancer in our body for 10 years before it manifests. We will be praying for Cameron and his family. Cameron, you have a TON of supporters praying and will have you covered during your surgery, praying for you, the surgeon, and of course, your family. Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Gloria
Gloria

I am so sorry to hear this. I am sending you healing thoughts and prayers that all goes well with your surgery and recovery.

May God bless you..

Momo
Momo

Glad it was caught and hope he does well in recovery.

Ken nickels
Ken nickels

I’m a 72year old man. I had my left kidney removed 14 years ago and am doing fine. My diagnosis was the same as yours. No other treatment needed the only downfall is no anti inflammatory drugs,only Tylenol. Live a great life and enjoy your family. I treat myself to an ultrasound every Xmas just to check things out.i I got up one morning with a pain in my left side,they X-rayed and said I had diverticulitis but also had a spot on my kidney, first stage cancer. I believe I was helped out on that one. Take care!

Dianne maxwell
Dianne maxwell

Prayers for a speedy recovery .. My father was 84 when they found his and he was back playing tennis as soon as the Dr released him .. Also took very good care of himself . God Bless You and your family and the Dr of course ..

Janet Meagher
Janet Meagher

I recently found out that I have a tumor on my right kidney also. Mine was found during a scan of my left kidney (which has a separate issue). Mine has not spread and we are still awaiting one more test result to determine treatment. Best of luck to you and God Bless!

rose
rose

Wishing the best for you. You have always been one of my favourite soap/Hallmark characters. Glad to hear you had a healthy life style which I’m sure has helped.

Judy Honson
Judy Honson

Dear Cameron, I’m nearly 80 years old, have been married for nearly 60 years. Just a little background info on me. You are one of my favorite actors & I try to get all your films when they come out on DVDs. My niece had kidney cancer when she was 6, but has survived all these years, is happily married with 2 children. So, I’ll be praying for you & trust that you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. If you have a personal relationship with Christ, then we know that ‘all things work together for good, to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose’. Will be praying for God to lead you in this new adventure in your life & that the surgery will go well for you. Mrs. Honson

Meg
Meg

My mother suffered from odd symptoms. She would go to the doctor who did medical blood tests which showed a problem but when she returned for a followup blood test, everything was normal. Finally, at age 80, she changed doctors, who did an ultrasound. Showed same cancer which was the size of one’s fist and has metastasized to the frenal artery. She had the right kidney removed, was in the hospital for about 3 days. She lived another 13 years.

Janet L Matelski
Janet L Matelski

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery.

dzzdee
dzzdee

God Bless you Cameron!

Marianna
Marianna

We will be praying for you! We love you, admire you and have the greatest respect for you. After watching those heart warming movies with you, you are like a part of the family! God is merciful and with so many praying for you, you will be OK!
All the best!
Marianna and Victoria

Lew S.
Lew S.

Wishing Cameron Mathis all the best. A friend of mine had kidney cancer nine years ago and has been cancer-free since. Sending prayers up!

Terrill Moorehouse
Terrill Moorehouse

So very sorry to hear you are ill. My thoughts and prayers will be with you on 9/12. You are a delight to watch on H&M and I look forward in anticipation to many years of doing so. Hang tough! It’s half the battle.

Caryl Murphy
Caryl Murphy

Storming heaven for a great outcome

Inez McLean-Nero
Inez McLean-Nero

Praying for you Cameron

Sandra G Ervin
Sandra G Ervin

You never have to worry when you have Christ on your side. He will never leave you or forsake you. Cameron, you are a fine example for people living in this generation. Being in the limelight can change people for the worst, but you have stood the test of time. Keep on living as Christ would have you live, and you will never regret it. Praying for you on the 12th here in TEXAS.

Judi Peristy
Judi Peristy

You’re strong and have fantastic support through your family and friends. You will pull through this…keep up the positive attitude, trust me…it works!! All the best to you for a speedy recovery and may your family know we are thinking of their tender emotions at this time too.

Joanne Batyi
Joanne Batyi

Prayers for a full & complete recovery. Love to you & your family.

Gloria Worthey
Gloria Worthey

Praying for you & your family. You can & will beat this! You have a great support system & it will turn out fine. Keep the faith.

JoAnn Krista
JoAnn Krista

Love and prayers being sent your way Cameron! You got this. God wi ‘ll l guide you through it

Ed Victoria
Ed Victoria

Dear Cameron and family : I’m a 61 year old guy who started watching all my children back when it first started in 1970 . I was 13 at the time and my Mother would watch A M C every weekday , so if i had the day off from school or i was sick or on school vacation , i’d watch the show with her .
I enjoyed the show so much , when i got older and worked full time , my Mom would call me or i’d call her to find out what happened on the show that day ! Then of course years later VCR’S came out and i would tape every show and watch it when i got home that evening . ( To this day still wonderful memories that i cherish ! )
Every actor / actress was fantastic ! Cameron , you did a great job playing Ryan Lavery , alongside Erica Kane , ( Susan Lucci . ) And Adam Chandler /Stewart Chandler , ( David Canary . )
I’m so glad the MRI caught everything early Cameron , and you eat healthy having a healthy lifestyle , thank God ! I will say a prayer for you and your family at this time , praying everything goes as planned . God will hold your hand through the surgery today .
All of your fans love you and are praying for you at this time , and i hope you know i think of you as one of my friends , Cameron .
God bless , from Ed .

William Warr
William Warr

Never let cancer define the person. it is always just another day. diagnosed with renal cell 28 years ago. 4 surgeries (including Whipple) 2 clinical trials (immunotherapy) 1992
vaccine trial, sutent, interlukin 2, and been on Opdivo for 3.5 years–miracle drug. No big deal, JUST ONE DAY AT A TME Now 73 years old “Any disease may take your life, but only YOU can let it beat you” Prayers are with you.

Debbie
Debbie

Prayers are with you Cameron. Staying positive will get you through. May God bless you.

David
David

I’m sorry to hear that my prayers are with you I myself just had my left kidney removed 3 week’s ago because of kidney cancer they caught mine early because my gallbladder went bad the prognosis looks very good you can beat this just remember one thing Never Give Up.

Walterine Wilson
Walterine Wilson

My prayers are with you, Trust and believe in God and he will see you through this. I pray for you and your Family, God Bless you all.

Lodi
Lodi

You have been in my prayers! Wishing you nothing but the best out out come & best in life. Stay positive.
God Bless
Lodi

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TODAY: ‘Tainted Dreams’ Begins To Stream Episodes On PopStar! TV Platform

Beginning today on Monday, September 23rd, the series Tainted Dreams, which shows you the behind-the-scenes antics of a fictional hit TV soap opera, will stream its first two seasons for free on the on the Popstar! TV platforms.

To view: you can download the Popstar! TV’s mobile app or visit www.popstaronline.com to watch Tainted Dreams or for more info visit https://www.tainteddreams.com/#home-section.

For those who need a refresher: Tainted Dreams follows the cast and crew behind the scenes of a hit TV soap opera called “Painted Dreams”, and of course, it’s filled with lots of twists and turns

In addition, there is a bonus episode on Popstar! TV that gives some background on how all the characters came to be a part of “Painted Dreams”.

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Sonia Blangiardo, the executive producer and creator of Tainted Dreams shared in a statement: “We are thrilled that there is more life for the show and that the new exposure will attract new viewers for the series. We’re excited to be in great company with the other shows the platform will be streaming and couldn’t be happier to be working with Craig and Jim Romanovich who has always been a loyal soap supporter.”

Tainted Dreams features a cast that includes: All My Children veterans Alicia Minshew, Walt Willey, Michael Lowry, Bobbie Eakes, Terri Ivens and the late Larkin Malloy, General Hospital’s Natalia Livingston, As the World Turns‘ Colleen Zenk, Austin Peck, Marnie Schulenburg and Kelley Menighan, Guiding Light’s Grant Aleksander, One Life to Live’s Ilene Kristen, Tonja Walker, Nathan Purdee and James DePaiva, Big Brother’s Jessie Godderz, The Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Dina Manzo, and more.

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8 Years To The Day Of All My Children & One Life to Live Being Canceled; Still Considered By Many Worst Move For Daytime

It’s hard to believe that 8 years ago today on April 14th, 2011, the soap world, its fans, and the cast members, learned of the heartbreaking news that ABC, in one swift move, decimated its daytime line-up when they announced the cancellations of long running series, All My Children (which would end at its 41st year), and One Life to Live (which would ends its run in its 43rd year).

At the time, ABC announced it would move to more lifestyle/entertainment series to replace these dramas.  In its place came The Chew and The Revolution, neither show is still on the air today.  Executives at that time pointed to research saying that times are changing and that their decision was “guided by extensive research into what today’s daytime viewers want,” and blame, in part, “the changing viewing patterns of the audience” for the axing of AMC and OLTL

Then ABC Daytime President, Brian Frons had joked to Deadline about the big announcement that he: “Pre-entered the witness protection program prior to today’s events.”  He added that “The demise of the two venerable soaps was actually a year in the making.  A year ago, we started to look at our projections where the ratings for the soaps would go.  When those projections came in pretty discouraging, the network began to aggressively develop replacement shows, 15 of them.  Four of the 15 were picked up to pilot: The Chew and The Revolution and two others, a talk show and a dating show. Originally, the idea was to cancel only one daytime drama.  The way the ratings developed and the pilots turned out, the ratings developed negatively and pilots developed positively, so we decided to make a bigger shift.”  Of note is that when it went off the air, One Life to Live was in third place among its competitors in the ratings.

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The press release that came with the cancellations stated: “To honor the core, passionate audience and their rich history both shows will conclude in a manner that respects their legacies and the longstanding hopes of many of their viewers.”

Following the cancellations daytime reeled. The mainstream was sure it meant the endings of the soaps, period.  However, four shows illustrated that is not true at all.  For Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless all remain, and still whether they are up or down in their numbers/ratings, they remain relevant and important to the enduring daytime viewing audience.

Sadly, as with any shows, the end of ABC’s AMC and OLTL meant loss of jobs for so many working in front of the camera and behind the scenes. One Life was the last soap opera in production in New York at the time.  AMC was already being shot in LA to cut costs to save it.

Still in 2019, if you venture on to social media, especially Twitter, you see fans constantly missing its stars and the towns of Llanview and Pine Valley, wanting this wrong rectified.  Although Prospect Park tried to revive the show with their online versions, eventually after legal battles that went on for a few years, ABC now retains the right to these properties,

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The good news is that many favorites from AMC and OLTL have found success and been hired on other soap operas, bringing their followings with them, whether it be on-screen, or in the writing, producing, directing or crew departments.

So, do you think the loss of AMC and OLTL consolidated daytime and made the remaining shows stronger so they would not be touched or canceled?  Do you think ABC should try to mount a resurrected AMC and OLTL or an amalgamation of the two?  Do you remember where you were when you learned the two soaps were cancelled? Was this the worst misstep of all-time for daytime? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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George R. R. Martin’s “Leak” Of New Hulu Series WILD CARDS Featuring Eden Riegel, Thorsten Kaye. and Greg Rikkart

April Fool’s Day started off with a bang today when Eden Riegel (Ex-Bianca, AMC) posted a photo of herself with Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, B&B) and Greg Rikaart (Ex-Leo, DAYS)  in a very intriguing image.  See above pic!  As it turns out, it’s said to be from behind the scenes from some leaked footage of the upcoming Hulu series, Wild Cards.

The premise of Wild Cards is based on the sci-fi anthology series edited by George R. R, Martin, best known for writing the “Song of Ice and Fire” novels, on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based.  Riegel’s husband, Andrew Miller is the showrunner attached to the upcoming series.

On Martin’s website he teases the set-up of the “leaked” video clip:  “This was not supposed to go public.. Everybody (Well, everybody that has been paying attention knows that we are developing two Wild Cards as a series for Hulu  Andrew Miller has taken the reins as showrunner, a writing staff has been hired, and they have been hard at work for months.  What was NOT supposed to be known is how far they’ve come.  Not only have some scripts been finished, but the first show has gone into production and has been shooting.  That was supposed to be a deep dark secret, however.   We wanted to surprise the world. It’s hard to keep secrets in Hollyweird, however.  And now it appears that some of the rough footage has been leaked by person or persons unknown”

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Meanwhile, Riegel sent out a series of tweets: “Hooo boy…cat’s out of the bag! Fans, please don’t judge our show based on these leaked videos!! The effects are going to knock your socks off. And my costars, and , are doing the best work of their lives!”  That was followed by, T”hank you for the chance to work with you on your first foray into soaps! I am humbled and honored. We won’t let you down.” And then, “I’m probably not allowed to share this with all the NDAs I signed, but damnit I’m just so proud of the team!  think we are breaking new ground for soaps. So proud to work with you!”

Now below, check out the Wild Cards “leaked footage” and let us know if you think of the …. um … drama! Comment below.  And one more thing … Happy April Fool’s!

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