A Tampa television reporter has the sharp eyes of a viewer to thank for discovering her cancer.

Victoria Price was diagnosed with thyroid cancer after following up on an email from someone who noticed a strange lump on her neck during a broadcast.

Price said she received the cryptic message back in June.

“Hi. Just saw your news report. What concerned me is the lump on your neck. Please have your thyroid checked. Reminds me of my neck. Mine turned out to be cancer. Take care of yourself.”

The viewer signed her name.

A bit of ~personal news~ to share.

Turns out, I have cancer. And I owe it to one of our wonderful @WFLA viewers for bringing it to my attention.

I’ll be off work for a bit after tomorrow, but I’ll see y’all soon ? pic.twitter.com/UMsoj2SjtM

— victoria price (@WFLAVictoria) July 23, 2020

Price’s boyfriend encouraged her to look into the possibility and schedule a doctor’s appointment.

She says her physician agreed that it might be something and ordered blood work and an ultrasound. While the blood work was OK, “There was a large and very suspicious-looking nodule growing smack in the centre of my thyroid,” Price said.

While COVID-19 delayed her analysis, Price says she recently found out thyroid cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.

She said the good news is that after her entire thyroid gets removed, along with some lymph nodes, it is a highly treatable type of cancer and she hopes to be back working at WFLA soon.

Price added: “According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 52,890 new thyroid cancer cases have been diagnosed in 2020. Of those, the vast majority (roughly 75%) were women.

So ladies…#CheckYourNeck!”



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