So sad! NBC newsman Tom Brokaw revealed in a statement on Feb. 11 that he has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw found out he had cancer in August, 2013, but just went public with his diagnosis on Feb. 11. Doctors are optimistic about his treatment, and so is Tom, who says, “I remain the luckiest guy I know.”
Tom Brokaw Has Cancer — Former NBC News Anchor Diagnosed With Multiple Myeloma
Tom, 72, has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, NBC reports.
“With the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come,” Tom says in a statement released by the network.
“I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter,” he adds.
Tom Brokaw Continues To Work For NBC During Treatment
The former national news anchor is still a special NBC News correspondent, and he has continued to work on projects throughout his treatment, including a two-hour documentary on the assassination of JFK, and appearances on TODAY, Nightly News with Brian Williams, Meet the Press and MSNBC.
He is also helping NBC Sports cover the Winter Olympics in Sochi, NBC says. It’s great that Tom is being so optimistic and active despite his cancer diagnosis.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom and his family during this difficult time, and we hope that his treatment will be as successful as possible.
— Tierney McAfee