WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- TV anchor and journalist Deborah Norville thanked a viewer for spotting a lump on her neck which turned out to be a “very localized form of cancer.”
- The Inside Edition anchor underwent cancer surgery Tuesday to have the lump removed.
- The unidentified, eagle-eyed viewer reached out to Norville years ago after spotting the lump which Norville’s doctor dismissed as ‘nothing’ until it became ‘something’ a few years later.
On Tuesday, Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville underwent cancer surgery to remove a thyroid nodule which was first spotted by an avid viewer.
The eagle-eyed TV viewer reached out to the anchor years ago after they spotted an abnormal-looking bump sticking out of her neck. Norville, now 60, said that she had never noticed it before but listened to the unidentified viewer and went to the doctor right away to get it checked out.
The doctor told Norville that it was “nothing” at the time — just a thyroid nodule. But the anchor and his doctor did a check every year to observe its growth or transformation.
“For years, it was nothing. Until recently, it was something,” Norville confirmed in a video posted to Inside Edition’s YouTube channel. The lump was described as a “very localized form of cancer.”
“We live in a world of ‘see something, say something,’ and I’m really glad we do,” she said in the video.
“There will be no chemo, I’m told, no radiation, but I will have surgery and I’ll be away for a bit,” she explained.
“If you believe in prayer, please say one for me and for my surgeon,” she requested and said ‘thank you’ to everyone.
The anchor posted a picture to her Instagram account after the surger, with a caption: “Everything went great.”
She said she is “overwhelmed by the kindness and good wishes” she’s received from readers and viewers since she announced that she’d undergo cancer surgery.
Diane McInerney, Inside Edition‘s weekend anchor, will be covering for Norville while she recuperates.
Thyroid nodules, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, are usually benign and don’t show any signs or symptoms. A small number of them contain cancer cells, which can easily be detected in a biopsy.
Source: Global News