Cameron Mathison shares 'very good news' after surgery to remove tumor

PHOTO: Cameron Mathison arrives for an event, July 26, 2019 in Beverly Hills, Calif.PlayJerod Harris/Getty Images
WATCH Cameron Mathison on the mend after kidney surgery

Just one week after opening up about his diagnosis, TV host and actor, Cameron Mathison says he is on the mend.

Following his surgery for kidney cancer, the 50-year-old told “Good Morning America” in a statement, “We got the pathology report back yesterday … and it’s very good news. It’s the least aggressive form of kidney cancer … [with a] very low rate of recurring.”

Doctors were able to remove the tumor on his kidney completely, leaving him with 80% of his right kidney, according to Mathison.

Last week, Mathison opened up about his diagnosis to “GMA” revealing that he had a 4.2 centimeter mass growing inside his right kidney and saying that it was “consistent to renal cell carcinoma.”

“I just felt like something was wrong. It just wasn’t quite right,” he said.

Doctors believed that the tumor had been growing there for 10 years or possibly longer.

After his surgery last week, the former "GMA" contributor took to social media to thank well-wishers saying, “I’ve been very overwhelmed and grateful for all the supportive comments and prayers. The surgery went very well.”

Today, the father of two is staying positive and even shared an image earlier this week showing the outpouring of support from well-wishers who have sent him cards, flowers, and even kidney beans.