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Tom Brokaw reveals he has Multiple Myeloma cancer

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Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw has just revealed that he is undergoing treatment for cancer. Brokaw has a rare blood cancer called Multiple Myeloma.

In an interview with CNN, Brokaw who is 74, said that "His doctors are optimistic about the outcome of the treatment he is receiving”. He also added that he is “the luckiest guy I know".

Multiple Myeloma is incurable but treatable and depending on the stage that he is in, he can live a long healthy life. I am not his doctor but as someone who has been personally affected by this disease (my mother passed away from Multiple Myeloma 10 years ago), I can honestly say the treatment of MM is much different now than it was 10 years ago.

Brokaw has not let cancer stop him from working, he has continued to work as a special correspondent while going under treatment on NBC News projects, including a two-hour documentary on the assassination of JFK, appearances on 'TODAY,' 'Nightly News with Brian Williams,' 'Meet the Press' and MSNBC. He is also contributing to NBC Sports coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Multiple Myeloma has affected many stars, you might remember “Everybody loves Raymond” star Peter Boyle, who died of MM at the age of 71 in 2006. Most recently in 2011, Geraldine Ferraro, politician and the first female Vice-Presidential candidate also died of MM after many years of battling with the disease.

For more information about Multiple Myeloma visit the International Myeloma Foundation at www.Myeloma.Org.


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