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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: John Callahan ‘iHub Radio’ Tribute With AMC Stars: Julia Barr, Walt Willey, Bobbie Eakes and More Guests

Saturday morning at 10amPST/1PMEST on Palm Springs iHub Radio, there will be a special hour tribute to the late soap veteran John Callahan who passed away last week at 66.

Callahan hosted his own show on the station, and to honor him the stations owner John McMullen, along with several of Callahan’s former All My Children co-stars including: Bobbie Eakes (Ex-Krystal), Walt Willey (Ex-Jack) , and Julia Barr (Ex-Brooke)  will also be part of the live broadcast special event, along with LIVE magazine TV host Melissa Neiderman, and other longtime friends and colleagues of Callahan’s.

As some know, John Callahan was a longtime resident of the Coachella Valley. From 2018 on he continued to be a part of the station with his weekly show all the way up until his death.

John’s soap resume was impressive, not only from his time as All My Children;s Edmund Grey, but also as General Hospital’s Leo Russell, Santa Barbara’s Craig Hunt, and Days of our Lives, Dr. Baker, plus his primetime roles including on Falcon Crest.

Following iHub Radio’s special broadcast, the tribute program will be available as an on-demand show via the iHubRadio.com home page.

So, let us know if you will be listening or caught the special broadcast honoring John today in the comment section below.

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Kelly Ripa Shares Her Grief and Remembrances of John Callahan on ‘Live with Kelly and Ryan’

There was always something special about the wonderful actors and the cast pictured here from ABC’s All My Children.  After all, this is where Kelly Ripa (Ex-Hayley) met her husband, Mark Consuelos (Ex-Mateo) and where Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) met her ex-husband John Callahan (Ex-Edmund).

Then, over this past weekend this family picture from Pine Valley was forever changed, when the soap world was rocked by the news that John Callahan passed away at only 66/

Heartbreaking remembrances poured in on social media …. and none more so than from Eva LaRue, who also shares a daughter with John, named Kaya.  Eva and Kaya rushed to John’s bedside where he has been put on life-support following a reported massive stroke.

Now on Monday’s episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, which is being done remotely from the hosts individual hosts due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kelly Ripa shared her grief over the loss of her dear friend John Callahan with Ryan.

Kelly said “I had a really a bad weekend this weekend.  A very dear friend of mine for many, many years, almost 30 years, passed away over the weekend. He was a great actor, a really good friend. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. He was the ex-husband of my first-born son’s godmother, Eva LaRue. His name was John Callahan. He was 66 years old—way too young to be taken from us.”

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Ripa went on to to tell her co-host: “A gentleman of, I mean, Ryan, you two would have loved each other. He would say the funniest things and we were all going through our brains about all of the funny, like the funny ‘Callahan-isms’ over the years. He was just one of these guys and you know and he just died way too soon. His daughter and my daughter are good friends, they’re the same age and I just want everyone to know, Eva and Kaya, that we are thinking of you and we are just so sad and so devastated. So, I apologize in advance if I seem out of it. I really actually am, I’m terribly out of it. You know, forgive me for it.”

Watch Kelly discuss the death of John Callahan with Ryan Seacrest below.  Then share your thoughts on what Ripa had to share and more on the loss of John Callahan via the comment section.

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Soap Vet and All My Children Alum John Callahan Dead At 66

Absolutely heartbreaking news this Saturday afternoon.  John Callahan, best known to soap fans for his role as Edmund Grey on All My Children has passed away after suffering a massive stroke.  The stroke happened on Friday, March 27th when paramedics responded to a call at his home in Palm Desert, California. He was 66-years-old.

According to reports, Callahan was rushed to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, CA, where he was put on life support.  John’s daughter Kaya, and his former wife, and AMC co-star Eva LaRue (Ex-Maria) rushed to the hospital to be by his side from Los Angeles.  John died Saturday morning.

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In a statement, Eva La Rue shared: “We are extremely saddened and distraught over the loss of John. He was my great friend, co-parent and amazing father to Kaya. The absence of his bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. Words cannot express the shock and devastation we are feeling at this time. The Yankees just lost one of their greatest fans.” 

John played Edmund on All My Children from 1992-2005.  He also appeared throughout his soap career on: Santa Barbara, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bay and primetime’s Falcon Crest and Desperate Housewives; in addition to many more television appearances.

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Michael Fairman TV will continue to follow this breaking story as remembrances are shared by John’s former co-stars throughout the day and night.

Below is LaRue’s touching tribute to John  via Instagram:

 

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May Flights of Angels Wing You to Your Rest my Dear Friend. Your bigger than life, gregarious personality will leave a hole in our hearts forever. We are devastated-My great friend, co parent partner, and loving father to Kaya. That big belly laugh, bear hugs, bad puns, ability to harmonize to any song, great kitchen table singing-fests, and two steppin bad ass! “Johnny Numbers”, my All My Children soap stud, the great time keeper, Beatles fanatic ( I wish to God we could go back to “Yesterday”)… Kaya and I are beyond broken hearted, so stunned, sorry that my thoughts are a mess. You gave the best most beautifully written tributes, and I am at a complete loss for words right now for you. I hope Heaven has baseball and that your team always wins! The Yankees has just lost their biggest Fan. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Please share your condolences with Kaya and Eva and the Callahan family below, and let us know your thoughts on this heartbreaking loss on the death of John Callahan via the comment section.

 

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