TODAY   |  February 12, 2014

Tom Brokaw reveals he has cancer

The veteran newsman said on Tuesday that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He said he is very optimistic about his treatment.

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>>> now to a story that hits close to home . tom brokaw revealed tuesday he's battling cancer. brokaw was diagnosed in august with a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow. doctors are optimistic about his treatment. tom released a statement saying, with the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, i am very optimistic about the future. i look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come. i remain the luckiest guy i know. he's in good hands. we are sending our love to tom and his entire family.

>> good spirits, we should mention.

>> hardest working guy , too. he's continued to work through it all. our best to him. mr. roker?

>> all right. let's get caught up and we're going to get