'Inside Edition' host Deborah Norville undergoes surgery for cancerous lump

Deborah Norville is undergoing surgery for a cancerous lump on her throat.

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Deborah Norville is undergoing surgery for a cancerous lump on her throat.

"Inside Edition" host Deborah Norville will take a brief break from the show as she undergoes cancer surgery.

USA Today reported that the journalist gave a video message to viewers Monday explaining her absence.

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“We live in a world of see something, say something, and I’m really glad we do,” Norville said. “When you work on television, viewers comment on everything. Your hair, your makeup, the dress you’re wearing. And a long time ago, an 'Inside Edition' viewer reached out to say she’d seen something on my neck. It was a lump. Well, I’ve never noticed the thing, but I did have it checked out and the doctor said it was nothing -- a thyroid nodule.”

Norville said she’s gotten the lump checked routinely since then.

“For years, it was nothing, until recently, it was something,” she said. “The doctor says it’s a very localized form of cancer, which tomorrow, I’ll have surgery to have removed. There will be no chemo, I’m told no radiation; but I will have surgery and I’ll be away for a bit, so Diane (McInerney) will be holding down the fort.”

Norville thanked viewers and asked for their prayers for both herself and her surgeon. She underwent surgery Tuesday.

"Everything went great," she said in an update on social media posted by her assistant. Her husband, businessman Karl Wellner, was by her side.

Watch Norville’s message to viewers below.

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