Doctor Spots Lump On Woman's Throat While Watching HGTV

Doctor Spots Lump On Woman's Throat While Watching HGTV

32-year-old Nicole McGuinness had no idea that her appearance on HGTV's 'Beachfront Bargain Hunt' would end up saving her life.


Dr. Erich Voigt is an ear, nose and throat surgeon from NYU Langone Health and HGTV viewer. He was watching Nicole's episode when he couldn't help but notice the small lump on her throat. As a trained surgeon, Dr. Voigt knew he needed to make sure that Nicole was getting this lump checked out, as it could be serious.

So he turned to Facebook to try and get in touch with this complete stranger. Dr. Voigt shared a clip of the show on his page and wrote "I am watching a tv show and notice this woman has a left thyroid mass. She needs a sonogram and fine needle biopsy. I wonder if she knows and hope it's benign."

Through the powers of social media, he was able to make contact with Nicole and encouraged her to get the lump looked at. Nicole followed his advice and went to see a specialist who diagnosed her with thyroid cancer. She is now getting the treatment she needs for her condition.

Today, this unlikely pair are meeting in-person for the very first time and it's absolutely heartwarming to witness. It's incredible how two total strangers can change each other's lives. Who else is in awe of this story?