Because the show never gave her last name, Dr. Voigt was unsure how to contact McGuinness, and enlisted his Facebook friends to help the post go viral and somehow reach her.
McGuinness and the doctor met each other in Manhattan Tuesday to film a segment for Good Morning America.
McGuinness, who is already a brain cancer survivor, took Voigt's advice and went to the hospital, where she was later diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
Dr. Erich Voigt, an ear, nose and throat surgeon from the New York University Langone Health, happened to be watching the particular show when Nicole McGuinness, 32, of Havelock, North Carolina, appeared on it and he instantly knew something was not right.
The pair's unlikely connection began roughly a month ago, when Voigt happened to be watching HGTV's "Beachfront Bargain Hunt Renovation".
On the TV show, McGuinness, 32, looked happy and healthy as she began her search in SC with the help of her dad, but was unaware that a serious health problem was lurking.
"I noticed that she had a lump in her neck, and as a head and neck surgeon, I'm trained to sort of notice these things", he told ABC News. She just let me know the biopsy revealed thyroid cancer.
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"I am watching a TV show and notice this woman has a left thyroid mass", he wrote. I wonder if she knows and hope it's benign. "It stood out - and I went from being relaxed to [thinking], gosh, she may have a medical problem".
In 2013, a viewer spotted a similar lump on HGTV's "Flip or Flop" co-host Tarek El Moussa.
Doctor spots lump on woman's throat during show. The doctor was correct, Nicole had thyroid cancer.
This is also not McGuinness's first brush with cancer. This comes after her three-year battle with glioblastoma. She is now undergoing treatment. "I can't express how grateful I am".
A screenshot from McGuinness's HGTV episode.
Voigt said helping McGuinness was a humbling experience for him.
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