A doctor watching television spotted what appeared to him to be a sign of cancer on a woman appearing on a reality show, and quite possibly saved her life, The New York Post reports.
The woman, Nicole McGuinness, was appearing on the HGTV show “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” when New York doctor Erich Voigt, an otolaryngologist at NYU Langone Health, noticed a lump on her throat, the story reports.
Voigt is quoted in the story saying: “I was relaxing after a day of work, watching beautiful beach houses and day-dreaming. But then I noticed the lump. It stood out — and I went from being relaxed to [thinking], gosh, she may have a medical problem.”
The doctor was able to track down McGuinness, 32, on social media. After he advised her to get a sonogram and a biopsy, she was tested by a local doctor and found to have thyroid cancer.
McGuinness, who is already a brain cancer survivor, is now undergoing treatment for thyroid cancer.
“It’s just a miracle, in my opinion, that he happened to see this on television,” McGuinness told ABC News. McGuinness and Voigt reportedly met for the first time today while filming a segment for “Good Morning America.”
Here’s an ABC News account of this story: