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Brooke Burke-Charvet reveals she has thyroid cancer

"Dancing with the Stars" co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet told the world today via YouTube that she needs to have a thyroidectomy following positive test results for a nodule on her thyroid.  

Saying she didn't want people to "read about it and get the wrong idea [because] I feel really good and never felt better which is what's so crazy about this whole thing," this (below) was posted on the Modernmom Youtube channel - of which she's co-COO.   

Unclear about how her diagnosis might impact "Dancing with the Stars" she says she's expected to have full recovery, though a neck scar. [Her spokeswoman in fact just told me: "Her work schedule will not be affected."]

And yes — this is a highly unusual way to announce pending surgery, but Brooke (as those who follow her on Twitter know) is pretty compulsive about sharing what she's going through at any given moment . . .

Tags: brooke burke-charvet , dancing with the stars

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