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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!”

Send positive vibes Cameron’s way as he goes through his medical procedure this week, share your comments below.

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DARLENE BENNINGTON
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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
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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
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Carol Baroch

is there an issue with this

Lynne
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Lynne

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

Margaret McMahon
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Margaret McMahon

Best wishes for a complete recovery to Cam.

sandy GASAWAY
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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
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Carrie

Prayers for him and his family.

DMRRR
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DMRRR

Scary words to hear & absorb. Prayers to Cameron.

Kelley Germany
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Kelley Germany

Praying for a full speedy recovery you got this

Cheree A Wesley
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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
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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
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Lia

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

Llanviewer717
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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
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Usha Subramanian

My prayers for your speedy recovery…

JTH
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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
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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
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Momo

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

Ken nickels
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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,… Read more »

Meg
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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
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Janet L Matelski

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

dzzdee
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dzzdee

God Bless you Cameron!

Marianna
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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.
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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
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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
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Caryl Murphy

Storming heaven for a great outcome

Inez McLean-Nero
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Inez McLean-Nero

Praying for you Cameron

Sandra G Ervin
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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
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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
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Joanne Batyi

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

Gloria Worthey
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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
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JoAnn Krista

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

Ed Victoria
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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… Read more »

William Warr
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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
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Debbie

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

David
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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
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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
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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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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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