CCM artist Natalie Grant has revealed that two tumors discovered on the right side of her thyroid were, in fact, cancerous - but doctors "got it all" in a surgery she underwent last week.
In a Facebook video shared Monday afternoon, Grant revealed she recently received the pathology report from the surgery, in which doctors at Vanderbilt Medical Center removed the right side of her thyroid.
"The pathology results have revealed that it was in fact papillary thyroid cancer," she said. "Now, I had two cancerous nodules inside that right lobe, but pathology has also revealed that the cancer was completely contained within those nodules. So, in other words, they got it all. The doctor's office actually said, 'Congratulations! You have no more cancer in your body!'"
She continued: "So, it literally is like the cancer was stopped dead in its tracks, fully encapsulated inside those nodules. Not a branch out, no growth, the tested the surrounding tissue and neighboring lymph node, all of which showed no signs of cancer or cancerous cells. All of the tissue was completely clean. So, when they took out that right lobe, they took out the cancer. So, hallelujah."
The "Held" singer said "this is the best possible outcome" and thanked her fans for their support.
"Your faith has strengthened my faith and I am eternally grateful," she said. "And thank you to all of you for praying and believing and just storming the throne of God on my behalf."
Grant said her doctor, Dr. James Netterville, also monitored her vocal cords during the surgery and ensured they were in "perfect working condition."
"He's a man of God and just also an authority on this type of cancer and I'm incredibly grateful for his skill, his expertise, and the care that he gave me," she said. "After several weeks of voice therapy and rest, I should make a full recovery and be back at it."
During this time, Grant said she's experienced the "nearness and presence of God in a way...I never have in my life."
"It just further confirms in my heart and my mind that we experience and learn more about the character of God in the valley than we ever will in a mountaintop," she said. "I've never heard God speak audibly, but I know what His presence feels like, and He's been so kind and so near."
"I'm forever grateful that I'll have many more years to sing about His goodness and faithfulness and His love," she added. "And for all of you today who maybe did not receive a good report or the word that you were hoping for, wherever life finds you in this moment...my prayer is that you will experience the nearness of God in the midst of your circumstance."