Tom Brokaw, TV News Legend, Diagnosed With Cancer Yet ‘Very Optimistic’

tom_brokaw_01*Optimism often proves to be the best medicine.

And legendary newsman Tom Brokaw, who was recently diagnosed with multiple myeloma, is keeping a healthy dose of it on hand.

The cancer, said to be located in plasma calls, is also known as Kahler’s Disease; a disease so named after the Austrian physician, Otto Kahler, who developed cancer of the tongue and died in Vienna in 1893.

Brokaw, 74, is currently a special correspondent for NBC News.

According to a study by the National Cancer Institute, the 10-year survival rate for someone of Brokaw’s age is 3%.

Still, Brokaw maintains optimistic and says, “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 adds, “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.”

Read more at TMZ.

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