(CNN) Former All My Kids star and Holmark Channel presenter Cameron Matison revealed he was battling kidney cancer.
Mathison publishes on diagnosis on social media.
"I have a health situation that I want to share with all of you," he wrote.
"There are many reasons to love social media, be connected to all of you, share fun experiences … well, this time I'm asking for your help," he wrote. "About a month ago, I had a MRI for some bowel problems I had and during that MRI they found a tumor in my right kidney. It corresponds to kidney cell carcinoma … or kidney cancer."
"The good news is that it has not spread to other authorities," he continued. "They say that my healthy lifestyle and diet have undoubtedly helped him not grow and spread in other areas, as doctors have thought he has been growing for me for at least 1
Mathison said he felt happy that the cancer was caught early and thanked his doctor, family and colleagues.
"My surgery is scheduled for September 12, I was hoping get positive thoughts, prayers or whatever you like on 9/12 (my surgery is at 1:00 PM PST), "he wrote. "I posted this to @homeandfamilytv yesterday and wanted to make sure I posted about it here as well. I feel very grateful and optimistic !!"
The actor made his announcement of Hallmark's Home and Family show, saying he was dealing with some bowel problems and convinced his doctor to schedule a tummy tuck.