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NBC'S Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer




LOS ANGELES (AP) -- NBC News says veteran newsman Tom Brokaw has cancer.

The network says Brokaw was diagnosed in August with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow. Doctors are optimistic about his treatment.

Former Anchorman Tom Brokaw Has Cancer

In a statement released by NBC, Brokaw says he remains the luckiest guy he knows, and he looks forward to continuing his life and his work. He says he wants to keep his illness a private matter.

Brokaw turned 72 on Feb. 6.

The onetime national news anchor is a special NBC News correspondent, and NBC says he has continued to work on projects during his treatment.

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Rebecca.Abourched February 12 2014 at 7:55 PM

My prayers go out to him and his family. I can imagine how everyone is feeling over the news.

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luongo115 February 12 2014 at 7:35 PM

I am very sorry to hear this news ... hoping for a full recovery!

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rrpd2003 February 12 2014 at 4:20 PM

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I'M SORRY TO HERE ABOUT YOU CANCER .I"M SURE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO LIVE A LONG LIFE AS MANNYOF MY FRIENDS HAVE HAD SAME.YOU HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY YOU RONALD REAGAN AND ME.I WAS 87 THIS YEARAND MAY GOD BLESS YOU. ROBERT P DHAMER YOUR FAN FOR MANY YEARS

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Cathy February 12 2014 at 4:17 PM

From fellow USD grad,I wish you and your family the best and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Hello February 12 2014 at 2:35 PM

hello I am sorry to hear about Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer I wish him a speedy recovery he will be in my thoughts and my prayers I wish they could find a cure for cancer my regards to his family//////

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natielibby February 12 2014 at 2:27 PM

I have had MM for over 5 years. A new chemo polamyst has made all my numbers normal within 8 weeks and I am one happy patient. I wish you the same success with this new drug if you get it.

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missjudi43 February 12 2014 at 2:26 PM

Be positive Arkansas is wonderful

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maxcranium February 12 2014 at 2:09 PM

Please, no comercials when someone is dying?

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wellbelle February 12 2014 at 2:02 PM

The University Of Arkansas Myeloma Institute in Little Rock is the place to go.

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johnpdemnypi February 12 2014 at 2:00 PM

I just fought that battle and won. Stay positive, pray pray pray and listen to everything your doctors say. Best wishes to you and your family.

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aces February 12 2014 at 2:24 PM

pray to Joe Pesci you will have a better chance....

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Wiley February 12 2014 at 3:48 PM

I FEEL ALMOST AS SORRY FOR YOU AS I DO MR BROKAW

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