Cameron Mathison “Optimistic” Following Successful Cancer Surgery

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Cameron Mathison in hospital following kidney cancer surgery
Photo courtesy of Cameron Mathison Instagram

“The surgery went very well,” Cameron Mathison shared with his fans via Instagram, following the surgery he underwent for kidney cancer.

Cameron recently shared the news that after not feeling well for many years, he was finally diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma. A diagnosis that shocked him and his family.

“I just felt like something was wrong, it just wasn’t quite right,” Cameron said in a Good Morning America interview on Wednesday (Sept. 11). “The radiology report said that there is a 4.2 centimeter mass on the right kidney that is consistent with renal cell carcinoma. And I’m just standing there thinking to myself, ‘I know this just one of those dreams. I know I’m just about to wake up.’ I really was generally trying to make myself wake up from that moment thinking that this is just so surreal.”

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Now, the star is thanking fans for their support and sharing a health update. In a post on Instagram, the father of two posted a photo of himself in the hospital bed, surrounded by his children.

“Feeling loved and supported by my family and friends, including each and everyone of you. I’ve been very overwhelmed and so grateful for all of the supportive comments and prayers,” Cameron said.

He went on to share the good news. “The surgery went very well. The tumor is gone and I even got to keep 80% of my kidney😊 We are all optimistic. Keep you updated.So grateful for all of you ❤️,” he concluded.

In a subsequent post, the 50-year-old actor shared a photo of himself surrounded by flowers and get well cards, sharing that the he has returned home after undergoing a partial nephrectomy, which is where the doctor removes diseased tissue from a kidney and leaves healthy tissue in place.

“Unbelievably grateful to be back home after a successful partial nephrectomy surgery. It was an eventful 4 days in the hospital, and doing well at home now. @inderbirgillmd is a miracle worker, and my whole family is indebted to him and everyone at @keckmedofusc 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Thank you to everyone sending prayers, positive thoughts, flowers, cards, stuffed animals, food, love💕… and kidney beans😂 Love you guys😌,” he wrote.

It’s safe to say, Cameron is on the road to recovery and we wish him well.