Special correspondent for NBC News, 74-year-old Tom Brokaw has just announced that he is in the middle of a battle with cancer. According to the latest report, Tom has been diagnosed with bone marrow cancer, but he is remaining optimistic about his condition.
TMZ reports that Brokaw was diagnosed with something called multiple myeloma. From Wikipedia, we’ve learned the definition of that term: Multiple myeloma is cancer that starts in the plasma cells in bone marrow. Bone marrow is the soft, spongy tissue found inside most bones. It helps make blood cells. Plasma cells help your body fight infection by producing proteins called antibodies.
Brokaw said in a statement, “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. 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.”
Let’s hope that he is able to pull through. Stay tuned to Earsucker for the latest updates on Tom Brokaw’s condition as they are made available.