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Cameron Mathison shares update after 'successful' kidney cancer surgery

Cameron Mathison is doing well post-op!

In a statement to ABC News on Thursday, the 50-year-old ET correspondent revealed that he received "very good news" following his surgery for kidney cancer last week.

"We got the pathology report back yesterday and it's very good news," Mathison said in his statement. "It's the least aggressive form of kidney cancer... [with a] very low rate of reoccurring." 

Mathison initially opened up about his diagnosis earlier this month, taking to Instagram to share a photo with his wife, Vanessa, and their children -- Leila, 13, and Lucas, 16 -- along with his health update.

"The good news is that it hasn’t spread to any other organs🙏🏼," he wrote in part. "They say my healthy lifestyle and diet has no doubt helped keep it from growing and spreading to other areas, as doctors think it’s been growing in me for minimum 10 years🙏🏼. I am extremely lucky that we found it early."

Prior to the surgery, Mathison spoke to ET about his diagnosis, telling Kevin Frazier and Brooke Anderson that the support from his family, friends and fans "kind of blew me away."

"I feel good. I feel optimistic going into this, honestly," he said. "I'm scared, you know, it's a scary situation, but... I try to really look at things from a positive perspective." 

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 05: TV Hosts Debbie Matenopoulos (L) and Cameron Mathison celebrate the 1000th "Adoption Ever After" at Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 05, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 03: Actor Boris Kodjoe (L) and TV Host Cameron Mathison (R) on the set of Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on August 03, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 26: TV Hosts Debbie Matenopoulos (L) and Cameron Mathison (R) attend the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries summer 2019 TCA press tour event at a Private Residence on July 26, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 26: Actor Cameron Mathison attends the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries summer 2019 TCA press tour event at a Private Residence on July 26, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 26: TV Host Cameron Mathison (L) and Actress Alison Sweeney on the set of Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 26, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 01: TV Host Cameron Mathison on the set of Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on July 01, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13: (L-R) Leila Emmanuelle Mathison, Cameron Mathison, Vanessa Arevalo and Lucas Arthur Mathison on the set of Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 13, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 10: Actor / TV Host Cameron Mathison on the set of Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 10, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: TV Host Cameron Mathison on the set of Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 05, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 04: (L-R) Cameron Mathison, Debbie Matenopoulos, Courtney Lopez and Mario Lopez on the set of Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood on June 04, 2019 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MAY 21: Debbie Matenopoulos and Cameron Mathison attend the 44th Annual Gracies Awards, hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 21, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MAY 21: Cameron Mathison and Debbie Matenopoulos at the 44th Annual Gracies Awards, hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation on May 21, 2019 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

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After going under the knife, Mathison once again posted an update on social media, sharing a photo of his children standing next to his hospital bed.

"Feeling loved and supported by my family and friends, including each and everyone of you," he captioned the pic. "I’ve been very overwhelmed and so grateful for all of the supportive comments and prayers. 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 ❤️"

Just days later, Mathison was back home, where he shared a photo of himself surrounded by cards and gifts post-op.

"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," he wrote. "@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😌"

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