Every so often, the internet comes through in a big way.
Recently, a TikToker who goes by @seattletechbro says that he’s grateful his followers pointed out they were pretty sure that due to the size of his thyroid, something weird was going on.
That something weird? Turned out to be thyroid cancer.
“TikTok told me I might have cancer, and it seems like they were right,” he said in his latest post from Aug. 20. He explained that he received direct messages with comments about the size of his thyroid, and after going to a doctor, he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Luckily, he is now in recovery after having the nodule removed—and feeling pretty grateful.
Oddly enough, this isn’t the first time online viewers have noticed a swollen thyroid. A guest on Beachfront Bargain Hunt had a “large thyroid mass” according to a surgeon who was watching the show. The guest ended up being treated for thyroid cancer.
And Flip or Flop‘s Tarek El Moussa was informed by a nurse who watched the show that he looked like he had a large nodule. El Moussa was subsequently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
It might seem like everyone is picking apart everyone else online, but if someone sends you an email saying you look like you might have thyroid cancer, maybe make an appointment with your doctor.