After the thyroid diagnosis and discovering an irregular testicular exam from two years earlier, Tarek decided to get further testing:
"I was at one building doing my thyroid stuff and mentioned I was going across the street to get an ultrasound done. I'll never forget the doctor joking, ‘I hope you don't have cancer!' I get over to the ultrasound and [the technician and I] are talking and having fun and all of a sudden he got really quiet. I said, ‘What's up?' I could tell he was nervous and he was like ‘Oh, I'm not a doctor." I said, ‘What do you mean?' And he said, ‘Are you in pain? I think you're in pain and should go to the emergency room.' Right then, I knew something was wrong. A half hour later they tell me I have cancer and try to sign me up for surgery. That was devastating."
As a result, the newly-single celeb scheduled his surgeries and radioactive iodine therapy which ultimately helped him beat the cancers.
Christina El Moussa's former love said that he's finally chosen to reveal his bout with testicular cancer because of his stepfather's same battle:
"I talked to [my stepfather] and I said, ‘Listen, you were there for me when I went through it and now I'm here for you while you go through it.' His is worse through because he waited longer. He knew there was something wrong when he told my mom years ago, but he never went to the doctor. His cancer has spread to his lymph nodes and now he has to do chemotherapy. A lot of people said they got tested because I shared my [thyroid cancer] story. I thought this was the time to come forward because it could save some lives."
News is just coming in that Kim Zolciak-Biermann's son Kash, 4, was bitten by a dog at some point on Saturday night, with "traumatic injuries" so extensive, it required multiple hours of surgery afterwards.