Brooke Burke Reveals That She Has Thyroid Cancer


This video was so sad to watch. It features a fresh-faced, gorgeous Brooke Burke sitting down in front of the camera and revealing that she has thyroid cancer. She found a small nodule on her thyroid while going in for a regular physical a couple of months ago. She reveals that the initial biopsy was “atypical” — the could not determine whether it was benign or malignant — but after a battery of tests, it was determined to be cancerous. “I never ever ever thought I was going to get that phone call with bad news. I’m ready to deal with it, and I’m going to be fine,” she says adding, “Doctors say this is a good kind of cancer to have. Good cancer — that sounds so crazy! But my doctor did tell me that this is a happily-ever-after kind of thing.” Oh man … this news really blows. Brooke says she’s scheduled for a thyroidectomy, “which means that I’m going to have a nice big scar right here across my neck,” she explains. Another really touching revelation is when she says, “I guess the truth is, I’m always so used to being in control and taking care of everybody and all my kids [she has four children], and now I find myself in this really out-of-control situation. I’m going to be a really good patient and I’m going to do everything that I need to do.” We wish her all the luck and our good wished for the surgery and her subsequent recovery.

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