HGTV Co-Host Gets Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer
In 2013, viewer and Flip or Flop fan spotted a lump on host Tarek El Moussa when watching the show. As a registered nurses, her concern prompted her to try and contact the the host and encourage him to biopsy the previously labeled benign lump. She contacted the production company saying.. " “This is not a joke. I’m a registered nurse. I’ve been watching ‘Flip or Flop.’ I noticed that the host Tarek has a large nodule on his thyroid, and he needs to have it checked out.” The message was forwarded over to Tarek, who was soon diagnosed with thyroid cancer that had spread to his lymph nodes.