Tom Brokaw Says His Cancer "Appears to Be Gone"
The veteran journalist returned to NBC's 'Today' show as a guest co-host on Thursday
Tom Brokaw revealed that the cancer he has been fighting is almost under control.
Appearing on NBC's Today show Thursday morning as one of the week's guest co-hosts, Brokaw said that his multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, "appears to be gone."
"I've gotten some very good news in the last week. … I hope that within six weeks I can be on a drug-maintenance program," Brokaw said during a segment in which he responded to fans' questions. "The myeloma appears to be gone. I've got one more marker to get down to 0-0 and then I'll be all right."
He cautioned, though, that the disease will not completely go away, but it can be managed.
The veteran NBC News correspondent revealed in February that he'd been diagnosed with the disease, saying at the time, after he'd already been undergoing treatment, "I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come."
The former NBC Nightly News anchor has said that he wants to keep his health a private matter, but he has provided updates from time to time and told fans wondering how he was feeling on Thursday morning, "I'm doing fine."