The New Year is looking bright for Tom Brokaw.
The former “NBC Nightly News” anchor said Sunday that his cancer is in remission.
“A year ago my future was more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge but now I face the New Year with very encouraging news,” the 74-year-old wrote in a letter to colleagues. “The cancer is in remission and I will shortly go on a drug maintenance regimen to keep it there.”
Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects the plasma cells in bone marrow, in Aug. 2013. He kept his battle a secret until February.
In his note, the veteran journalist, who is now a special correspondent for NBC News, recounted serving as a presidential delegate at the Battle of the Bulge 70th anniversary commemoration earlier in December.
“I flew home reflecting again on how lucky we are that generation gave us the lives we have today — how my last year was a challenge but I was meeting it in world class hospitals with brilliant physicians, not in a foxhole in the Ardennes,” he wrote.
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