She usually informs her viewers, but this time it was the other way around: TV reporter Victoria Price said she found out about her cancer by emailing a viewer. The young woman from the US state of Florida reports about it in an Instagram post. "She saw a knot on my neck. Said he reminded her of her own. Her was cancer. It turned out to be mine too," she writes there.
Because of the Covid pandemic, there were initially some delays in the diagnosis, but surgery should take place next Monday. Of the tumor, your thyroid and some surrounding lymph nodes should be removed. "The doctor said that he was spreading, but not too much, and we hope that this will be my first and only intervention," Price continues.
The reporter also published the email via Twitter, which may have saved her life. The viewer advises her directly: "Please have her thyroid examined:" In addition, she should take care of herself.
"I would never have called my doctor without this email"
Price is infinitely grateful to the viewer for her attention and for taking the step of contacting a "complete stranger". "If I had never received this email, I would never have called my doctor. The cancer would have spread further," Price said. The lady would have had no obligation to write to her and would have done so anyway. "The world is a tough place right now," Price concludes. "Don't forget to take care of each other."
According to a report on the website of their broadcaster WFLA, Price will be given a few days off to relax after the operation. But she expects to be in front of the camera again "very soon".
Thyroid cancer is a relatively rare cancer. According to the "Apothekenumschau", surgery and radioiodine therapy in the most common type usually promise good chances of recovery. Women are affected more than twice as often as men.