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    Tom Brokaw Battling Cancer

    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: Tom Brokaw speaks with former U.S. President Bill Clinton at the 2012 Fiscal Summit on May 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. The third annual summit, held by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, explored the theme "America's Case for Action." (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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    Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw revealed on Tuesday that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August. The cancer affects blood cells in the bone marrow, and the 74-year-old says doctors at the Mayo Clinic are optimistic about his progress. “I remain the luckiest guy I know,” Brokaw said in a statement. “I am very grateful for the interest in my condition, but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter.”

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