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NBC Correspondent Tom Brokaw Diagnosed With Cancer

Tom Brokaw cancer

Feb. 11 2014, Published 6:55 p.m. ET

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NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with cancer, 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.

"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.

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"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.

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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