TV Reporter Finds Out She Has Cancer After Viewer Warns Of Lump She Once Had
By Izza Sofia, 27 Jul 2020
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A television reporter thanked an eagle-eyed viewer for an email warning of a suspicious-looking lump on her neck that could be a tumor.
Reporter for WFLA Victoria Price was on air when a woman noticed a suspicious lump on her neck. She emailed Price, telling her to “have her thyroid checked.”
“Reminds me of my neck. Mine turned out to be cancer. Take care of yourself,” she wrote.
According to WFLA, Price initially didn’t know how to react to the email, but found herself scheduling an appointment with her physician to get it checked. Price then saw cancer specialists at Tampa General Hospital and they confirmed her lump was cancerous.
“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,” Price said.
Price wrote on Twitter that she would be undergoing surgery to remove the lump. “As a journalist, it’s been full throttle since the pandemic began. We were covering the most important health story in a century, but my own health was the farthest thing from my mind. he world is a tough place these days. Don't forget to take care of yourself. Take care of each other,” she said in the tweet.
A bit of ~personal news~ to share.— victoria price (@WFLAVictoria) July 23, 2020
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
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"8 On Your Side" isn't just a catchphrase at @wfla. It’s our cornerstone. But the roles recently reversed when I found a viewer on MY side, and I couldn't be more grateful. As a journalist, it's been full throttle since the pandemic began. Never-ending shifts in a never-ending news cycle. Adjusting to remote workflows and in my case, taking on a new investigative role. We were covering the most important health story in a century, but my own health was the farthest thing from my mind. Until a viewer emailed me last month. She saw a lump on my neck. Said it reminded her of her own. Hers was cancer. Turns out, mine is too. COVID created some diagnostic delays but I'll finally be undergoing surgery this Monday to remove the tumor, my thyroid, and a couple of the nearby lymph nodes. Doctor says it's spreading, but not too much, and we're hopeful this will be my first and last procedure. 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. 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 world is a tough place these days. Don't forget to take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Love y'all and see you soon. VP 💕
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