Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
Brooke Burke-Charvet is sharing some serious news.
Under a ModernMom.com blog post heading, "Cancer. Me?" the Dancing With the Stars co-host reveals that she had a nodule on her thyroid and now, after months of "research" and "tests" and "second opinions," and "like 7 needles stuck into my neck one day," she got the results. "They were not good."
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She needs to have thyroid surgery. "I need to have a thyroidectomy. I'm going to have a nice big scar across my neck."
Burke-Charvet, 41, says wanted to make sure that fans are getting the correct information, so she made a video to share the news.
She added, "You never think some tiny nodule ... I never ever, ever thought I was going to get that phone call with bad news." But quickly adds, "I feel really good and actually I've never felt better."
It's new territory for the TV host, wife and mother of four. "I'm so used to being in control and taking care of everybody and my kids and now I find myself in this really out-of-control situation."
But, she says, "Here's the way I see it: I'm just going to make a positive out of this negative thing. I'm going to be a really good patient and do everything I need to do."
She says it has taken months to wrap her head around the diagnosis, but she says she has scheduled surgery. "I'm going to be fine. And I feel really really strong. Doctors say this is a good kind of cancer to have. Good cancer! That sounds so crazy. But my doctor did tell me this is a happily-ever-after ending kind of thing. I'm going fight through this."
She promises to keep us posted.