Tom Brokaw Writing Memoir About Battle With Cancer

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The veteran NBC News anchor revealed a year ago that he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, which he said in December was in remission.

Tom Brokaw is sharing the news about his battle with cancer.

The veteran NBC News anchor has a memoir coming out May 12, Random House announced Monday. The book is called A Lucky Life Interrupted and will draw upon a journal that Brokaw began keeping in 2013 after learning he had multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow.

Brokaw, 75, said in a statement issued through Random House that he hoped his book would "help others dealing with this unwelcome condition."

His books include the best-selling The Greatest Generation and A Long Way From Home: Growing Up in the American Heartland in the Forties and Fifties.

The newsman revealed in February that he had been diagnosed with the disease and already was undergoing treatment, saying at the time, "I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come."

Brokaw has said that he wants to keep his health a private matter, but he has provided updates from time to time.

He indicated in September that his prognosis was improving, saying then that his cancer was almost under control and "appears to be gone." He cautioned then that the disease will not completely go away, but it can be managed. Shortly before Christmas, he told his NBC News colleagues that "the cancer is in remission."

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