November 09, 2012 07:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Last fall, half of Dancing with the Stars hosting team, Brooke Burke Charvet was announcing her marriage to David Charvet. This fall, Brooke has another announcement to make, but this time it’s not happy news – she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer!
“I need to have thyroid surgery and a thyroidectomy, which means I’m going to have a nice big scar right here across my neck. I never ever, ever thought I was going to get that phone call with bad news,” Brooke Burke Charvet announced today on Youtube, revealing that doctors found a cancerous nodule on her thyroid.
But despite being diagnosed with cancer, Brooke has a very positive outlook on it, as she added: “I’m going to be fine. And I feel really really strong. Doctors say this is a good kind of cancer to have. Good cancer! That sounds so crazy. But my doctor did tell me this is a happily-ever-after ending kind of thing. I’m going to fight through this.”
While Brooke decided to go public with the news today, she has actually known for some time, and in fact, one of the first people she confided in was Tom Bergeron. “I’ve known about this for a few months, and I told her at the time she first told me that I’ve had experience with this in my family,” Bergeron told People Magazine earlier today, adding: “You never want to hear the word ‘cancer,’ but thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. It has an incredibly high success rate.”
Wow, our hearts and prayers go out to Brooke Burke Charvet during this difficult time!
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