Victoria Price Wiki – Victoria Price Biography
Florida broadcast journalist Victoria Price has been warned to consult a doctor by an alert monitor who notices a lump in her throat. As it turns out, he had thyroid cancer and probably caught it on time.
Tampa news network 28-year-old reporter with WFLA TV said on Twitter that she received an “almost ignored” email from a viewer who detected a protrusion on her neck.
“Hello, I just saw the news report. What interests me is the lump in your neck. Please have your thyroid checked. It reminds me of my neck. Mine was cancer. Take care of yourself.”
The price followed, and on July 21 he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Price shared the original email and diagnosis on his Twitter account on July 24.
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
“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,” she wrote.
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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 💕
One Twitter user said that he struggled to see the growth on Price’s neck.
“Not trying to be difficult but I’m sure I’m not the only one – I don’t really see a lump in the picture you shared. Would be good if you can share any additional info on what to look for,” the viewer wrote.
Price agreed the protrusion was “subtle,” making it harder to spot.
“I agree, not the easiest to see. It’s not super obvious unless you know what to look for. This screenshot shows it a bit better. I’m still learning but doc explained that the tumor is in the middle of my thyroid, pushing the glands up and out, hence the subtle protrusion,” she said.
When the reporter announced that she was diagnosed with cancer in WFLA, she found herself as breaking news.
“Pushing the phone into his hand,” he said lovingly was his aggressive boyfriend and asked him to make an appointment with a doctor.
The doctor initially suspected hypothyroidism, but blood work and ultrasound revealed something more sinister – “a large and very suspicious nodule growing spank in the center of my thyroid”.
Until July 21, Price had a diagnosis of Thyroid cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes.
He had many questions about whether he would have to wear a turtleneck to hide the traces of the surgery to remove the entire thyroid.
However, Price’s prognosis is good, he said.
“There’s no such thing as ‘good’ cancer, but fortunately thyroid cancer isn’t a deadly cancer. The five-year survival rate is 98 percent, and while women are more likely to develop thyroid cancer, it is statistically equal to die from it. ”
Initially, Price did not recognize the audience who contacted him. The woman signed the email, “but that’s all,” said Price. His identity has not been made public yet.
In an article published in WFLA, Price mentioned sending an “accentuated thank you email” to his “guardian angel”.
Tampa Bay Times reported that the woman has been in contact since then, and Price hopes the couple will be hooked up after her surgery, scheduled for July 27.