Mary - posted on 11/08/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
Brooke Burke: "Cancer. Me?"
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She may be all smiles in the ballroom on Dancing With the Stars, but off-camera, Brooke Burke-Charvet has been hiding a frightening secret.
In a video she just posted to YouTube (so "you could hear it straight from me"), the DWTS host/author and mom of four reveals that a nodule that was discovered on her thyroid several months ago was biopsied and found to be cancerous.
"I need to have thyroid surgery and have a thyroidectomy, which means that I'm going to have a nice big scar right here across my neck," she says. The very visible sign of her illness means "I don't get to just walk around and pretend like nothing happened or not follow up or not share it because it's going to be pretty much dead center."
Because Brooke had no symptoms - the nodule was discovered during a routine checkup - the diagnosis stunned her. "I never, ever, ever thought I was going to get that phone call with bad news."