Overcoming Throat Cancer
Reducing Icy Falls
Updated: Tuesday, December 17 2013, 07:26 PM EST
A woman in Mitchell County says she still has her voice because she sought a second opinion. Joy Williams was diagnosed and treated for throat cancer in 2009. But it returned a couple of years later in an advanced stage. Her voice gradually disappeared. Though her voice box had to be removed, a prosthesis was implanted at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Atlanta. Doctors there told her she would talk again. "I was so happy to hear that," said cancer survivors Joy Williams.
"It's just been a wonderful thing to happen that her voice is started coming back," said Marshall Williams, Joy's husband.
Before long, Joy should be able to talk without touching her throat. As for her overall health, she remains cancer free.
Terms & Conditions
Contact WLOS News13
FCC Public File
EEO Public File Report
c 2014, WLOS ABC 13 | Portions are Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
WLOS News 13 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Asheville, NC and nearby towns and communities in Western North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina, including the counties of Buncombe, Henderson, Rutherford, Haywood, Polk, Transylvania, McDowell, Mitchell, Madison, Yancey, Jackson, Swain, Macon, Graham, Spartanburg, Greenville, Anderson, Union, Pickens, Oconee, Laurens, Greenwood, Abbeville and also Biltmore Forest, Woodfin, Leicester, Black Mountain, Montreat, Arden, Weaverville, Hendersonville, Etowah, Flat Rock, Mills River, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Canton, Clyde, Franklin, Cullowhee, Sylva, Cherokee, Marion, Old Fort, Forest City, Lake Lure, Bat Cave, Spindale, Spruce Pine, Bakersville, Burnsville, Tryon, Columbus, Marshall, Mars Hill, Brevard, Bryson City, Cashiers, Greer, Landrum, Clemson, Gaffney, and Easley.