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Deborah Norville Returns to 'Inside Edition' After Thyroid Surgery

Inside Edition’s Deborah Norville returned to the show Monday after having surgery to remove most of her thyroid.

"I'm so grateful," Norville said. "I've gotten so many messages from so many nice people and I promise I am going to respond to every single one of you.”

Although, ”it might take a little while,” she added.

Norville was diagnosed with thyroid cancer late last month. Years ago, an alert viewer alerted her that there might be a growth on her thyroid. At the time there wasn’t, but Norville and her doctor have continued to keep a close eye on it. Dr. William Kuhel of Weill Cornell Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital performed surgery on April 2. 

“The area where the thyroid is located is also where the nerves that control your voice box are located," Norville said. "And let’s face it, I talk for a living, so it was very, very scary for me.”

The surgery went as planned, however, and Norville's stitches, which were placed under her skin to keep scarring at a minimum, were removed on Friday.

Syndicated access magazine Inside Edition is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.