Journalist's shocking diagnosis after viewer spots 'lump' on her neck

·News Reporter
·2-min read

A news reporter has revealed how a viewer at home potentially saved her life after noticing a lump on her throat.

Victoria Price, a reporter for WFLA, in the US state of Florida, tweeted on Thursday a viewer emailed her last month with a warning about her health.

“She saw a lump on my neck,” Price said. “Said it reminded her of her own. Hers was cancer.

“Turns out, mine is too.”

Victoria Price is pictured pointing to her neck.
Victoria Price, a TV reporter, said a viewer told her to get checked for cancer after noticing a lump on her neck. Source: Facebook/ Victoria Price

Price will undergo surgery on Monday to remove the tumour along with the thyroid and “nearby lymph nodes”.

Thyroid cancer occurs at the base of the neck. It’s hard to detect and sometimes people who have it sometimes don’t have any symptoms at all.

“Doctor say it’s spreading, but not too much, and we’re hopeful this will be my first and last procedure,” Price said.

News reporter Victoria Price says she has a stranger to thank for saving her life. Source: Instagram
News reporter Victoria Price says she has a stranger to thank for saving her life. Source: Instagram

“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.”

Last year, a woman only realised she had breast cancer during a thermal heat scan on a tourist attraction.

In 2018, a cancer sufferer revealed she only discovered she was sick after sharing a photo of her fingernail online.

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