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Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission

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Former ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor Tom Brokaw, seen here in November 2011, revealed his cancer diagnosis in February.KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images Former ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor Tom Brokaw, seen here in November 2011, revealed his cancer diagnosis in February.

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, seen here in Nov. 2013, shared the good news with NBC staffers on Sunday.Ben Gabbe/Getty Images Brokaw, seen here in Nov. 2013, shared the good news with NBC staffers on Sunday.

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.

Brokaw was part of the 'Colbert Report' finale's star-studded sing-a-long.Comedy Central Brokaw was part of the ‘Colbert Report’ finale’s star-studded sing-a-long.

“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.

Brokaw was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November. He took part in the giant sing-a-long on Thursday night’s finale of “The Colbert Report.”

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