Florida News Reporter Found Out She Had Thyroid Cancer after a Viewer Pointed Out Neck Lump

Jaimie-lee Prince
Aug 02, 2020
12:30 A.M.

One Florida reporter might have been in a health crisis if not for a viewer who pointed out cancerous symptoms. The reporter is eternally grateful to the helpful stranger.


On Thursday, Florida journalist Victoria Price took to Twitter to share how a thoughtful viewer perhaps saved her life. Price has cancer, which she was unaware of before the incident.

It happened while Price was reporting about the novel coronavirus, which most people nationwide are focused on. As a reporter, Price was looking to help inform others and forewent her own self.



In a tweet, Price revealed what happened when a viewer emailed her about a lump on her neck that looked just like that of the viewer's some time back. For the viewer, it was a telling sign of cancer.

Price went to get the lump checked out, and sure enough, she learned she has thyroid cancer. The reporter made the announcement and thanked the viewer for the alert.


Thanks to how early she caught it, Price is likely to have successful surgery to get it removed. For now, the doctors are hopeful that she will only need the one procedure.


She wrote: "Had I never received that email, I never would have called my doctor. The cancer would have continued to spread. It's a scary and humbling thought." She continued:

"I will forever be thankful to the woman who went out of her way to email me, a total stranger. She had zero obligation to, but she did anyway. Talk about being on your side, huh?"


The post received over 2,000 retweets and nearly 20k likes on Twitter. In the comment section, fans and supporters shared their own stories and offered words of encouragement to Price.


The story is reminiscent of another viral incident in March when ABC news reporter Kaylee Hartung was diagnosed with COVID-19 after covering the pandemic through a trip to Seattle, Washington.

Hartung noticed symptoms four days after the trip and tried to work through them as she normally would. However, one day she woke up and knew something was wrong.


She was advised to get tested and received a positive result for the coronavirus. Hartung successfully recovered without any close calls and eventually went back to work.


Another reporter who saw her symptoms showcased while doing her job was Julia Ainsley. As an expecting mother, Ainsley was going through morning sickness that included nausea and vomiting.

One day, Ainsley was doing her job and did not realize she was still on camera when she puked in some bushes on the set. That's how her family, friends, and co-workers found out she was pregnant.


The reporter gave birth to a baby girl back in January. Her employer, Meet the Press, announced the joyful news on Twitter. They shared a sweet photo of Ainsley with her husband, Newman, and their daughter, Mary.

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