Reality TV Star's Cancer Spotted By Doctor Watching At Home

Dr. Erich Voigt was watching HGTV's

Dr. Erich Voigt was watching HGTV's"Beachfront Bargain Hunt when he noticed a concerning lump on Nicole McGuinness' neck

Thanks to the power and reach of social media, Voigt shared the clip of the HGTV episode on his Facebook page and asked his friends to try and help find a way to contact McGuinness. She'd only just recovered from it, in fact, when she appeared on Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Dr. Erich Voigt, a New York-based ear, nose and throat surgeon from NYU Langone Health, just happened to be watching "Beachfront Bargain Hunt" when he noticed a small lump on the neck of a woman featured in the program.

Voigt said the specific asymmetrical appearance of the lump and "way of moving under the skin" when she spoke alerted him to the grave nature of her condition.

McGuinness, who is already a brain cancer survivor, took Voigt's advice and went to the hospital, where she was later diagnosed with thyroid cancer. After she wrote into the production company, El Moussa went to a specialist and learned it was also thyroid cancer, and successfully underwent treatment.

Doctor Erich Voigt is an ear, nose and throat specialist in NY.

"I felt obliged to let this person know", Dr Voigt told Inside Edition.

Inside Edition brought the two together so McGuinness could personally thank Dr. Voigt.

Voigt immediately realized it could be serious and the woman had to see a doctor, though he had no idea who she was - and the program never mentioned her last name.

"She will be seeing a surgeon and getting appropriate treatment and I hope she will be cured!"

"I thought, I don't think she knows she has this".

On Friday, her biopsy results came back, and she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. "Helping her was heartwarming and emotional", Voigt said.

"I feel like I've been blessed by Dr. Voigt and what he saw on television", McGuinness told Fox News.

McGuinness and the doctor met each other in Manhattan Tuesday to film a segment for Good Morning America.

In an interview with INSIDER, Voigt said hearing those words was a powerful experience. "I can't express how grateful I am".

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