Brooke Burke Has Thyroid Cancer

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Brooke Burke has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

The model, actress and Dancing with the Stars host revealed the condition - which she found about about during a regular physical - in the video posted below:

"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-Charvet, 41, says.

"I don't get to just walk around and pretend like nothing happened or not follow up or not share it, because it's going to be pretty much dead center."

"I don't want anybody to get the wrong idea, or think that I'm sick, because I'm not."

"I got my results back days later and they were atypical, which means that the doctors couldn't confirm whether the nodule was cancerous or benign," she goes on.

"So I had to go and do a whole bunch of additional tests and get second opinions. Long story long, I got my results back and they were not good."

The mother of four is staying positive and moving forward.

"I've booked my surgery," she says. "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."

Stay strong, Brooke. We'll be pulling for you.

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