Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

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


With almost 20 years of experience as an ear nose and throat doctor and surgeon at New York University Langone Health, Dr Voigt immediately recognised the worrisome spot.

The doctor was able to track down McGuinness, 32, on social media. "And as a head and neck surgeon, I'm trained to sort of notice these things".

In a later Fb publish, Dr Voigt described how he lastly discovered who Nicole was by means of "quite a few connections" and advised her in regards to the lump.

As Nicole spoke, he could see a lump about the size of a strawberry nodding up and down at the front of her neck.

Dr Voigt, an otolaryngologist at NYU Langone Health, was watching the TV show "Beachfront Bargain Hunt" in early May when he noticed the small bump on the left side of Nicole McGuinness' throat.

Doctor Erich Voigt was just relaxing in front of the TV when Nicole McGuinness was speaking on a show. It is worth mentioning here that Nicole was already a brain cancer survivor and her doctors hadn't noticed the lump in her throat. "She needs a sonogram and fine needle biopsy", he wrote on his Facebook page.

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

"Dr. Voigt saw this, and brought it to my attention, and now I'll be treated for it", she told ABC News. She simply let me know. the biopsy revealed thyroid most cancers. She will be seeing a surgeon and getting appropriate treatment and I hope she will be cured!

"It's just a miracle, in my opinion, that he happened to see this on television", McGuinness told ABC News. "I can't express how grateful and thankful I am".

Nicole and Voigt finally met face to face on Good Morning America where Nicole couldn't stop thanking the surgeon who she credits save her life.

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

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