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Tom Brokaw Diagnosed With Bone Marrow Cancer

Marisa Okano |
February 11, 2014 | 4:57 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

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Cornerstone news anchor Tom Brokaw, 74, announced to the public Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

The NBC News special correspondent's diagnosis points to multiple myeloma - a cancer of the bone marrow. Brokaw learned of his diagnosis in August but has remained active in his dealings with the network - providing correspondence on a number of NBC flagship programs and completing a two-hour documentary on the JFK assassination.

Despite ongoing treatments, Brokaw has continued his work in Sochi for NBC's Winter Olympics coverage and his spirits remain high. "I remain the luckiest guy I know," he said in a statement regarding his diagnosis on Tuesday. "I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter." Also according to Brokaw's statement, progress is rapid and the outlook is "optimistic."

Brokaw has been involved with the network as both an anchor and correspondent since 1966.

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