Brooke Burke-Charvet Has Tom Bergeron's 'Love and Support' During Cancer Scare
11/08/2012 AT 06:15 PM EST
Not only does she have her immediate brood behind her, but she also has her Dancing with the Stars family.
"She knows my love and support are with [her]," the TV personality's DWTS co-host Tom Bergeron said Thursday on The Talk, just hours after Burke-Charvet revealed she will undergo a thyroidectomy. "We're all right there with her."
In fact, Burke-Charvet, 41, confided in Bergeron, 57, long before her health news went public.
"I've known about this for a few months, and I told her at the time she first told me that I've had experience with this in my family," the Emmy Award-winner said. "You never want to hear the word 'cancer,' but thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. It has an incredibly high success rate."
One of Burke-Charvet's fears is the scarring of the neck that will result from the procedure, but Bergeron reassures her by explaining, "In the hands of a very good surgeon, as I'm sure she has one, [the scar] doesn't necessarily have to be that visible."
Staying positive, Burke-Charvet said in her video, "I'm ready to deal with it, and I'm going to be fine. I feel really, really strong."