Veteran NBC reporter Tom Brokaw, 74, revealed he has cancer on Tuesday. The accomplished journalist said he is making encouraging progress treating multiple myeloma, which is a cancer that affects blood cells in the bone marrow. The statement reads:
"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.
"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 was treated at the Mayo Clinic in August. We wish him a fast recovery.