The Dancing with the Stars host announced the news in a straight forward video blog that she titled "Cancer. Me?" where she spoke directly to the camera and to her fans about her medical condition.
"I went for a regular physical and this is how I found out," she said, explaining how after the first round of tests her results were A-typical so she had more tests, second opinions and research done.
"I never ever thought I was going to get that phone call with bad news." Brooke, 41, explains that she will be having thyroid surgery and explained that the scar will be "dead center" so she isn’t going to be able to avoid any questions.
"I need to have a thyroidectomy. I'm going to have a nice big scar across my neck."
She said that her health isn’t failing now, and in fact, said: "I feel really good and actually I've never felt better."
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Brooke is a mother-of-four, and she said she isn’t used to putting her life in the hands of other people.
"I'm so used to being in control and taking care of everybody and my kids and now I find myself in this really out-of-control situation."
She said that the diagnosis isn’t a death sentence at all though.
"I'm going to be fine. And I feel really really strong. Doctors say this is a good kind of cancer to have. Good cancer! That sounds so crazy. But my doctor did tell me this is a happily-ever-after ending kind of thing. I'm going fight through this."
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