NBC Correspondent Tom Brokaw Diagnosed With Cancer

Tom Brokaw cancer

NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer, RadarOnline.com is reporting.

The media veteran revealed the diagnosis through a statement on Tuesday, but stayed positive noting that his doctors are encouraged by his progress.

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“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,” he said in the statement.

“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.”

Brokaw, 74, was diagnosed in August with myeloma, a cancer that affects the blood cells in the bone marrow.

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The South Dakota-native is currently contributing to NBC Sports coverage of the Winter Olympics in Sochi and has been with NBC News since 1966.

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