NBC announced yesterday that long-time anchor Tom Brokaw, 74, is being treated for bone marrow cancer, and that doctors are pleased with the progress he is making.
The network said the famed anchor was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a plasma cell cancer over the summer at the Mayo Clinic. Brokaw said he is doing well in a personal statement:
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. I remain the luckiest guy I know. I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter.
Warmest wishes to Tom Brokaw, great journalist and fabulous individual, as he battles cancer: http://t.co/43pqW1nkXV Always bet on Brokaw!— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) February 12, 2014
We hope his treatment continues to go well.