BROOKE BURKE THYROID CANCER
BROOKE BURKE, cohost of DANCING WITH THE STARS, confirms she has thyroid cancer.
Burke posted a video on YouTube disclosing her condition and her plans for surgery to remove her thyroid.
The mother of four, 41, says a lump on her thyroid was found during a biopsy.
Surgery has been scheduled, but she doesn't specify when in the video disclosure.
“I never ever ever thought I was going to get that phone call with bad news,” she said, adding that it took months to get over the initial shock.
“I’m ready to deal with it, and I’m going to be fine.”
More than 56,000 people are diagnosed with thyroid cancer each year in the U.S., according to the National Cancer Institute.
But fewer than 1,800 Americans die from the disease each year.
“Doctors say this is a good kind of cancer to have,” Burke said.
“Good cancer — that sounds so crazy! But my doctor did tell me that this is a happily-ever-after kind of thing.”