Doctor's remarkable cancer diagnosis from seeing woman on TV

07 June, 2018, 09:08 | Author: Irvin Gilbert
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A surgeon who noticed something wrong with a woman he saw on television went on a mission to find her.

To help the North Carolina resident with her search for that ideal beach house, she made an appearance on HGTV's "Beachfront Bargain Hunt".

Nicole McGuinness, 32, from North Carolina, was featuring on USA television station HGTV's show Beachfront Bargain Hunt alongside her father when Dr Erich Voigt noticed something abnormal.

One of Dr. Erich Voigt's Facebook followers suggested he inform the show's producers, so he sent them an email.

After watching the episode, where McGuinness and her husband celebrated the end of her brain cancer treatment by looking for a new beach house in North Carolina, Dr. Voigt went on Facebook to post about what he saw.

A woman discovered she had cancer thanks to an appearance she made on HGTV.

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"I was relaxing after a day of work, watching lovely beach houses and day-dreaming", Voigt told the New York Post. On Friday, the results came back, and I do have papillary thyroid cancer. Although not the most ideal scenario, McGuinness shared with ABC News that she was relieved to have found out sooner rather than later thanks to Voigt's experience and persistence.

"She will be seeing a surgeon and getting appropriate treatment and I hope she will be cured!" He couldn't find her on Facebook, so he reached out to his followers and hoped that someone would connect them.

Voight, who has experience examining other patients with similar symptoms, noticed the lump on the woman's throat looked asymmetrical and moved in a way that anxious him.

"It's just a miracle in my opinion that he happened to see this on TV", McGuinness told ABC News. "Helping her was heartwarming and emotional", Voigt said.

McGuiness said on Good Morning America Tuesday that she stayed positive during that fight and will do the same this time around.

"From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much", she said to Dr. Voigt.

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