“Inside Edition” anchor Deborah Norville revealed to viewers on Monday that she will undergo surgery to remove a cancerous nodule on her thyroid.
“The doctor says it’s a very localized form of cancer, which tomorrow I’ll have surgery to have removed. There’ll be no chemo, I’m told no radiation, but I will have surgery and I’ll be away for a bit,” Norville said on “Inside Edition.” “If you believe in prayer, please say one for me and for my surgeon and I thank you very much.”
Norville said she first became aware of the lump on her neck from a viewer who spotted it.
“A long time ago an “Inside Edition” viewer reached out to say she’d seen something on my neck. It was a lump,” she said. “I’d never noticed the thing, but I did have it checked out and the doctor said it was nothing, a thyroid nodule. And for years, it was nothing. Until recently, it was something.”
In her absence, Norville said she would be temporarily replaced by her colleague Diane McInerney. No word yet on how long that will be.
Norville has been a longtime presence on the CBS-distributed, syndicated newsmagazine, anchoring the show since 1995. Before that she held stints as a reporter for CBS News and as a co-host of “Today” on NBC.
You can watch Norville’s announcement to viewers above.