News of actress Brooke Burke’s thyroid cancer is all over the news. Just in case you haven’t been keeping up, this NY Daily News article is a good place to start:
Brooke Burke-Charvet reveals thyroid cancer scare: ‘I feel really, really strong’
The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ co-host must have surgery. She said she is optimistic about the outcome.By Joyce Chen – NY Daily News
Brooke Burke-Charvet said of her cancer scare, “I never, ever, ever thought I was going to get that phone call with bad news. … It’s taken me a couple of months to really wrap my head around this.”This time, it’s Brooke Burke-Charvet who is anxiously awaiting the results.The “Dancing With the Stars” co-host revealed Thursday that she recently had a cancer scare when she went in for a regular checkup and discovered an abnormal growth – a nodule – on her thyroid gland.
“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,” the 41-year-old mother of four explained in a video message on The Modern Mom Youtube channel. “I don’t get to just walk around and pretend like nothing happened or not follow up or not share it, because it’s going to be pretty much dead center.
“I don’t want anybody to read about it and get the wrong idea or think that I’m sick, because I’m not.”
In a blog post titled “Cancer. Me?” Burke-Charvet said she has undergone months of research and tests and had “like seven needles stuck into my neck one day.” She was ultimately told that the results “were not good.”
“You never think some tiny nodule … I never, ever, ever thought I was going to get that phone call with bad news,” she said, adding that despite the impending procedures, she feels “really good, and actually I’ve never felt better.”
The bubbly brunette told fans that she’s already booked the surgery and is planning on staying optimistic about the outcome.
“It’s taken me a couple of months to really wrap my head around this,” she explained. “Now I’m good. I’m ready to deal with it, and I’m going to be fine.
“I feel realy, really strong. Doctors say this is a ‘good’ kind of cancer to have. … My doctor did tell me this is a happily-ever-after kind of thing. I’m going to fight through this.”