Last February, journalist Tom Brokaw revealed he was undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma in August 2013.
But now, Tom, 74, has happily announced his cancer — which affected blood cells in the bone marrow — is now in remission.
"A year ago my future was more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge but now I face the New Year with very encouraging news," he wrote in a statement released by NBC. "The cancer is in remission and I will shortly go on a drug maintenance regimen to keep it there."
Tom on 'NBC Nightly News' in 1982. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
The former anchor of 'NBC Nightly News' revealed the update to his health in a personal letter he penned to the NBC News Staff.
"Happy New Year all," Tom finished the letter before signing his name as "T Bone."
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Tom served as the anchor and managing editor of 'NBC Nightly News' from 1982 - 2004. He is the only journalist to host all three major NBC News programs: 'The Today Show,' 'NBC Nightly News,' and, briefly, 'Meet the Press.' He now serves as a Special Correspondent for 'NBC News.'
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