Brooke Burke Surgery: Thyroid Cancer To Be Removed From ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Host

By Amir Khan on December 4, 2012 7:53 AM EST

Brooke Burke
Brooke Burke-Chavet is having surgery to remove thyroid cancer (Photo: Creative Commons)

Brooke Burke-Chavet is prepping for surgery, and though she appears to be overwhelmed by the ordeal. Brook Burke-Chavet said she is trying to stay strong. Brooke Burke-Chavet's has thyroid cancer, and the surgery will attempt to remove her not only the thyroid cancer, but her entire thyroid, leaving the "Dancing with the Stars" host with a scar across her neck.

"I'm getting ready this week for my surgery and am planning on a speedy recovery," Brooke wrote on her Facebook page. "What a crazy time, but I am surrounded with love and support and that really makes a world of difference."

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Brooke Burke-Chavet also thanked all her fans for their support of her during the difficult time.

"Thank you for following me and for all your thoughts and prayers. I feel it, truly, and your energy outweighs my stress!" she said, according to Yahoo! News.

Brooke Burke-Chavet shared her surgery news in early November, in a video on the website Modernmom.com. In the video, Brooke Burke-Chavet discussed her thyroid cancer and what it would mean for her future.

I need to have thyroid surgery and a thyroidectomy, which means I'm going to have a nice big scar right here across my neck," Brooke Burke-Chavet said at the time. "It's taken me a couple of months to really wrap my head around this... Now I'm good. I'm ready to deal with it, and I'm going to be fine. I feel really, really strong. Doctors say this is a 'good' kind of cancer to have... My doctor did tell me this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing."

But while there is no such thing as good cancer, Brooke Burke-Chavet's surgery is somewhat routine, she said, according to US Magazine. Brooke Burke-Chavet also said she is just trying to look forward.

"I'm going to make a positive out of this negative thing. I am going to be a really good patient and I am going to do everything I need to do," she said. "Doctors say that this is a 'good kind of cancer to have.' That sounds so crazy. But my doctor did tell me that this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing."

Ultimately, as Brooke Burke-Chavet's surgery draws nearer, Brooke Burke-Chavet again thanked her fans for their support.

"I am touched and appreciative to all of you for sharing your positive wishes for my surgery, and for sharing many of your personal thyroid experiences," she sad. "I really do read your comments and they all mean a lot to me. I feel [your thoughts and prayers], truly, and your energy outweighs my stress! From the bottom of my heart, thank you." 

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