New York doctor Erich Voigt was watching a reality TV show, Beachfront Bargain Hunt, in early May, when he noticed something alarming about a woman on the screen.
As an otolaryngologist, Dr Voigt observed the woman had a left thyroid mass. He than made an active search to find woman’s identity, askinng help from people on Facebook. Two weeks later, he got in touch with 32-year-old Nicole McGuiness from Havelock, North Carolina - a brain cancer glioblastoma survivor. He informed her about his supposition. “I felt obliged to let this person know,” Dr Voigt said. After required tests, Nicole was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which she is now receiving treatment for.
Nicole McGuiness and Dr Voigt
“Awesome power of Facebook and good people! She will be seeing a surgeon and getting appropriate treatment and I hope she will be cured!” Dr Voigt said in a follow-up post. „Without you keeping a vigilant eye and watching that television show, who knows how long I would have gone on without that being checked,” Nicole told to Dr Voigt when they met for the first time on June 5 on Good Morning America to discuss their amazing story. "Doctors and nurses do this every day. It's what we do, and I'm happy to help," the doctor replied. Dr Voigt is now cautiously optimistic that she will beat cancer again. “With anything that’s found early and before symptoms, there’s a better chance of recovery,” he said.