She revealed that Voigt used his social media network to help track her down, and her mother's friend eventually saw his Facebook post and sent it to her.
It's not the first time a viewer has helped save a person's life while watching an HGTV show.
Nicole McGuiness was featured on HGTV's 'Beachfront Bargain Hunt.' Dr. Eric Voigt was watching from home and noticed the 31-year-old had a lump in her neck.
Voigt went to great lengths in order to find McGuinness, posting a clip from the show along with the hashtag #BeachFrontBargainHunt on social media. Although already a brain cancer survivor, McGuinness' doctors had not noticed the lump in her throat. "It stood out - and I went from being relaxed to [thinking], gosh, she may have a medical problem".
"I was relaxing after a day of work, watching handsome beach houses and day-dreaming", Voigt told the New York Post.
"As a head and neck surgeon, I'm trained to notice these things", he told ABC News.
The North Carolina woman who was diagnosed with cancer after a doctor noticed a lump in her neck while watching her episode of a reality TV show said she feels "extremely blessed". He couldn't find her on Facebook, so he reached out to his followers and hoped that someone would connect them. "She needs a sonogram and fine needle biopsy", he wrote on his Facebook page.
"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 TV", McGuinness told ABC News.
McGuinness and the doctor met each other in Manhattan Tuesday to film a segment for Good Morning America. She finished treatment last summer and began filming that HGTV episode a few months later, according to "Good Morning America". She went on to thank Voigt, saying, "without you keeping a vigilant eye and watching that television show, who knows how long I would have gone on without that being checked". Dr. Voigt said in a follow-up post.