'Flip or Flop' co-host Tarek El Moussa saved by fan who spotted cancerous lump

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HGTV's Tarek El Moussa Meets Life-Saving Viewer

Tarek El Moussa, the real estate expert who co-hosts HGTV's "Flip or Flop" with his wife, Christina, has credited an eagle-eyed fan for saving his life.

A registered nurse named Ryan Read emailed the show's production company in 2013 to suggest that Moussa get a medical checkup for a large nodule on his thyroid, according to The Independent.

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When he got the lump biopsied, his doctors discovered that it was cancerous and had spread to his lymph nodes. He has since undergone surgery to remove the tumor and thyroid radioactive iodine therapy.

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In an interview with People.com published Sunday, Moussa reported that his cancer is now in remission.

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TV hosts Tarek El Moussa , right, and his wife Christina El Moussa, second from right, talk during filming of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop' reality TV show as they discuss what to do with this recently purchase house in Whittier on July 19, 2013. The single story 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,112 sq. ft home was purchased for $275,000 cash in a short sale. They will put up to $40,000 into fixing it up and hope to sell for $350,00- $400,000. It came with a bonus room. It was discovered the bonus room had a bad foundation and was demolished. They also discovered mold between the walls. (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Contractor Steve Cederquist shows husband and wife team Christina and Tarek El Moussa a termite invested support beam during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 on a house in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Tarek El Moussa removes termite damaged wood during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 on a house in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Tarek,right, and Christina El Moussa help contractor Steve Cederquist pull down a terminate invested trellis in the backyard of a home during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Christina,center, and Tarek El Moussa discuss replacing the screen door off the living room while filming an episode of 'Flip or Flop' while renovating a 1930's home on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Tarek El Moussa removes termite damaged wood during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 on a house in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Tarek,right, and Christina El Moussa with contractor Steve Cederquist keep their distance after pulling down a terminate invested trellis in the backyard of a home during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Tarek,right, and Christina El Moussa help contractor Steve Cederquist pull down a terminate invested trellis in the backyard of a home during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Tarek El Moussa removes termite damaged wood during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 on a house in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Christina,center, and Tarek El Moussa discuss replacing the screen door off the living room while filming an episode of 'Flip or Flop' while renovating a 1930's home on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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"I feel good, but I don't have the energy I used to have," El Moussa, 34, told the media outlet. "The only thing is most days or like half the time I feel a little jetlagged. I'm really tired."

Moussa and his wife have two children, daughter Taylor and son Brayden, who was born in August.

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