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Tom Brokaw Battling Cancer

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.”

February 11, 2014 6:36 PM