TV-Host Undergoes Cancer Removing Surgery after Viewer Noticed Dangerous Lump on Her Neck

“Inside Edition” anchor Deborah Norville will undergo surgery to remove thyroid cancer years after a regular viewer spotted the lump on her neck.

In a video posted on the show's YouTube channel recently, Norville, 60, said that she will soon have surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid nodule on her neck previously seen by a fan. 

Deborah Norville at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on October 29, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Deborah Norville at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on October 29, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Following her announcement, Norville took to Instagram to share that she was overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and great wishes.

“We live in a world of see something, say something, and I’m really glad we do,” she said. “When you work on television, viewers comment on everything. Your hair, your makeup, the dress you’re wearing."

"And a long time ago an Inside Edition viewer reached out to say she’d seen something on my neck. It was a lump. Well, I’d never noticed the thing, but I did have it checked out and the doctor said it was nothing, a thyroid nodule.”

Deborah Norville at Lincoln Center on May 3, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Deborah Norville at Lincoln Center on May 3, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

THE LUMP WAS INITIALLY NON-CANCEROUS

It has since transformed into cancer, said Norville, who is the longest-serving anchor on American television.

“For years, it was nothing. Until recently, it was something,” the mother-of-three shared.

Norville added that the doctor revealed to her it was a "very localized form of cancer.” Her oncologist has not suggested chemotherapy or radiation, but she will have a medical procedure. 

Deborah Norville at The Pierre Hotel on October 19, 2016 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Deborah Norville at The Pierre Hotel on October 19, 2016 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

ASKING PEOPLE TO KEEP HER IN THEIR THOUGHTS

"I'll be away for a bit,” she said. "If you believe in prayer, please say one for me and for my surgeon and I thank you very much.”

The television journalist said that while she recuperates from surgery, anchor Diane McInerney will be “holding down the fort.”

Following her announcement, Norville took to Instagram to share that she was overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness and great wishes.

"As you may have heard, today I will have surgery to remove a cancerous nodule from my thyroid. I am overwhelmed by the kindness and good wishes that have come my way!! The world IS filled with kind people. Thank you all! #grateful," she wrote.

Deborah Norville at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on April 30, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Deborah Norville at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on April 30, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

In the United States alone, 50,000 individuals are diagnosed with thyroid cancer every year.

Last year, a woman named Nicole McGuinness is now in cancer treatments after Dr. Erich Voigt noticed an odd lump on her neck.

People have different initial reactions to a cancer diagnosis. When "Dog the Bounty Hunter" star, Beth Chapman, was first diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in September 2017, she said she would never make herself the victim and fight cancer and not let it beat her. Meanwhile, some people with cancer take out their anger and frustration on those around them.  

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