February 11, 2014 7:44 pm -

The NBC newser says he was diagnosed in August with multiple myeloma, cancer affecting blood cells in bone marrow.

In a statement, published on, Brokaw said he and physicians at the Mayo Clinic were very encouraged with his progress.

“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,” Brokaw wrote.

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