Doctor saves reality TV contestant's life by spotting thyroid cancer tumour

McGuinness listened to Voight's advice and went to consult a specialist and was eventually diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

During an episode of the HGTV show, Beachfront Bargain Hunt, a woman who appeared on the show got the shock of her life when a viewer happened to notice something about her that was not right.

His attention to detail may have just saved her life by tracking her down hundreds of miles away via Facebook, reports New York Post.

He suggested the contestant - a mind most cancers survivor from Havelock, North Carolina - that she ought to bear a sonogram and a biopsy. "She needs a sonogram and fine needle biopsy I wonder if she knows and hope it's benign".

McGuiness told GMA that though she herself does not have a Facebook page, she was alerted to the doctor's posting by her mother's friend.

Nicole McGuinness, 32, had no idea that she had a mass on her left thyroid gland, until Dr Erich Voigt spotted it while watching an HGTV show in which Nicole was featured. I felt obliged and sort of guilty, like I should let her know.

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"It's just a miracle in my opinion that he happened to see this on television", McGuinness told ABC.

She added: "I am unable to categorical how grateful I'm".

Voigt lauded the "awesome power of Facebook and good people!" in a second post, after he connected with McGuinness and found out that she was getting treatment for 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.

Dr Voigt, who mentioned serving to Nicole was "emotional", met the contestant for the primary time in particular person this week for a section for "Good Morning America".

"So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you", Nicole told Dr Voigt.

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