August 7, 2019 is a date Cameron Mathison will never forget. Having dealt with five years of stomach issues and countless tests, that was the day that he finally took matters concerning his health into his own hands, with shocking results. Never for a moment did he expect the word “cancer” to enter his life, but that day it did. Mathison was no stranger to medical challenges, having endured a rare degenerative bone disease in his childhood, which set him on a path to good health. Indeed, the father of two prided himself on his healthy lifestyle, one that often made him the go-to guy regarding physical fitness and helped launch his multi-faceted career as a model, an actor (on the daytime drama All My Children ), a reporter and anchor (on Entertainment Tonight ), a leading man (in many Hallmark movies) and now his hosting duties on Hallmark Channel’s daily talk and entertainment series Home & Family. After insisting on an MRI when his doctors said he didn’t need one, Mathison learned that he had a cancerous tumor on one of his kidneys. Right from that moment, he chose to own the situation, sharing the news of his battle on social media, and with his Home & Family audience, one he considers to also be family. In this revealing exclusive interview with Steve Gidlow of MediaVillage, he takes us through his journey, explains how it has changed him and shares how grateful he is for the outpouring of support from Hallmarkies that comforted him in his time of need.
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