Brokaw on February 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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February 11, 2014 6:38 PM EST

Former NBC Nightly News Anchor Tom Brokaw revealed Tuesday that he has cancer. According to NBC, doctors at the Mayo Clinic diagnosed Brokaw with multiple myeloma in August. The disease affects blood cells in the bone marrow, but doctors are optimistic about the treatment he is receiving.

Brokaw released the following statement:

[NBC News]

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