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Dancing With The Stars

Brooke Burke Prepares For Thyroid Surgery This Week

Dancing With the Stars co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet revealed her cancer diagnosis early last month, saying she was scheduled for thyroid surgery and a thyroidectomy, which would give her a scar across her neck.

Yesterday, she updated fans on her Facebook page, writing, “I’m getting ready this week for my surgery and am planning on a speedy recovery. I’ll be posting some new blogs on about how I’ve been dealing with it all and how my family has been handling it too. What a crazy time, but I am surrounded with love and support and that really makes a world of difference. Thank you for following me and for all your thoughts and prayers. I feel it, truly, and your energy outweighs my stress! From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”

The mom of four also tweeted some nerves about having to sit still: "count down 2 my surgery now... I'm going nuts thinking about laying around 4 my recovery. Not good at that! grateful every day for my health."

After Brooke’s news came out, many readers noted that thyroid cancer is a “good” cancer, comparatively, and the surgery scars are not that big a deal. On that note Brooke tweeted, “"Im amazed at how many women have stopped me In the past month to share their thyroid scars & stories. They're beauty marks & so reassuring."

Good luck, Brooke!

Sources: Facebook, @BrookeBurke

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12.4.2012 / 06:17 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
Related: Dancing With The Stars, News, TV Stars, Brooke Burke

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