"We live in a world of 'see something, say something,' and I'm really glad we do," she said in a video message to viewers. "... A long time ago, an Inside Edition viewer reached out to say she'd seen something on my neck. It was a lump."
Deborah said that at the time she went to a doctor, who said it was nothing, but she has continued to get the lump looked at ever since.
"For years, it was nothing. Until recently," she said. "It was something."
She continued: "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."
She concluded her message by asking for viewers' support.
"If you believe in prayer, please say one for me and for my surgeon and I thank you very much."