NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lawson underwent surgery to remove part of his tongue Friday, and the operation went better than expected.

Jeff made the announcement about the surgery on August 4 on his Facebook page.

"My doctors have been monitoring this for years but things have gotten worse since the last biopsy," Jeff wrote, adding, "I am in good hands with a Dr. who is highly regarded as both a surgeon and an oncologist."

After the operation Friday, Jeff was having a lot of pain, but he should be all right.

Thank you to everyone who is keeping Jeff and his family in your thoughts. He'll be on medical leave for a while, but we hope to see him back at 13News Now soon!

Read Jeff's full statement:

As Jeff is about to undergo his journey to be cured, Meteorologist Crystal Harper is continuing her treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. In Crystal's latest update, she announced the latest PET scan shows all active cancer cells are gone! Read her latest update here.