Former All My Children star Cameron Mathison reveals that he was in the middle of a round of golf when he was dealt the blow that he had kidney cancer in a new
Speaking on The Dr Oz Show, 50-year-old Mathison admitted his mind started 'racing' ahead of him, preparing for the worst before he knew his disease was in its early stages.
Mathison announced his diagnosis with renal cell carcinoma on September 9 and underwent surgery to remove the tumor the same month.
He's now been declared deemed cancer-free, but Mathison isn't wasting any time reminding others to 'get in tune with your body because it could save your life,' he said.
'It certainly did mine.'
Cameron Mathison (left) tells Dr Oz (right) in an exclusive interview that 'everything slowed down' when his doctor informed him he had cancer
Mathison was enjoying a day on the golf course when his cell phone rang earlier this year, with news that could have ruined much more than his golf game.
'It didn't feel real, everything kind of slowed down, because as soon as you hear the word "cancer," obviously all sorts of thoughts come racing into your head,' said Mathison.
'You start thinking about family and your kids of course.'
Mathison's first call was to his wife of 17 years, Vanessa Arevalo.
A fitness trainer, Vanessa was quick to adopt a determined attitude.
'She immediately said, "We're going to beat this, it's going to be alright,"' Mathison tells Dr Oz in the episode set to air on Monday November 25.