News anchor to undergo cancer surgery after viewer spots lump

US TV anchor Deborah Norville is undergoing cancer surgery after a viewer spotted a lump on her neck.

"You know, we live in a world of 'see something, say something', and I'm really glad we do," Norville said in a pre-taped video message.

"When you work in 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," added Norville, who has been anchoring Inside Edition since 1995.

"And, for years it was nothing, until recently, it was something. The doctor says it's a very localised form of cancer, which tomorrow I'll have surgery to have removed.

"There'll be no chemo and, I'm told, no radiation, but I will have surgery and I'll be away for a bit, so Diane [McInerney] will be holding down the fort. If you believe in prayer, please say one for me and one for my surgeon, and I thank you very much. I'll be away for a bit, but I do hope you'll tune into Inside Edition every day. Until then, thanks for watching."

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