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Tom Brokaw: How I Found Out I Had Cancer

Tom Brokaw: How I Found Out I Had Cancer

Originally posted 04/16/2015 10:30AM

With his cancer in remission, NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw is opening up about his struggle to face his own mortality.

Brokaw, 73, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma – an incurable but treatable form of blood cancer – in August of 2013. At a gala on Tuesday for Literacy Partners, a nonprofit organization which teaches adult New Yorkers how to read, the former Nightly News host read an excerpt from his upcoming book, A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, which detailed how he received the news – and how he told his wife of over 50 years.

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Rita Wilson Thanks Friends and Fans for Their Support After Revealing She Has Breast Cancer

Rita Wilson Thanks Friends and Fans for Their Support After Revealing She Has Breast Cancer

Originally posted 04/15/2015 06:00PM

After receiving an outpouring of support from friends and fans in the wake of her breast cancer announcement, Rita Wilson took to Twitter on Monday to thank her thousands of well-wishers.

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Inside Rita Wilson's Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Originally posted 04/14/2015 10:40PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "20915554" "" "" "auto"] When Rita Wilson revealed exclusively to PEOPLE that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, she stressed the importance of early detection and seeking a second opinion as keys to her own recovery.

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Rita Wilson Has Breast Cancer, Undergoes Double Mastectomy and Reconstructive Surgery

Rita Wilson Has Breast Cancer, Undergoes Double Mastectomy and Reconstructive Surgery

Originally posted 04/14/2015 08:30AM

Rita Wilson is sharing some difficult and very personal news: she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and has undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

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Terminally Ill Basketball Player Lauren Hill, Who Played at NCAA Game, Dies

Terminally Ill Basketball Player Lauren Hill, Who Played at NCAA Game, Dies

Originally posted 04/10/2015 12:20PM

Lauren Hill, the 19-year-old terminally ill college athlete who tirelessly raised over $1.5 million for cancer research, died on Friday.

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Sharon Osbourne Wishes Taylor Swift's Mom Well in Wake of Cancer Diagnosis

Originally posted 04/09/2015 10:30PM

[EMBEDCODE {}] Taylor Swift's announcement that her mother is battling cancer triggered an emotional reaction from Sharon Osbourne on The Talk Thursday.

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Messages of Support Pour In for Taylor Swift & Her Mom After Cancer Reveal

The Most Heartwarming Messages for Taylor Swift & Her Mom After Cancer Reveal

Originally posted 04/09/2015 12:15PM

Taylor Swift is the kind of artist who will do anything – anything – for her fans.

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Taylor Swift Reveals Her Mom Is Battling Cancer: 'She's Got an Important Battle to Fight'

Taylor Swift's Mom Andrea Diagnosed with Cancer: 'She's Got an Important Battle to Fight'

Originally posted 04/09/2015 11:15AM

Taylor Swift took to Tumblr Thursday to share some heartbreaking news: Her mother, Andrea Finlay, was recently diagnosed with cancer.

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Woman with Cancer Kicked Off Flight Home for Not Having Doctor's Note

Originally posted 04/08/2015 12:50PM

A woman with cancer trying to take a flight home from Hawaii to San Jose, California, says she and her family were kicked off the plane because she didn't have a note from her doctor.

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Florida Woman Writes Her Own Lighthearted Obituary Before Dying from Pancreatic Cancer

Florida Woman Writes Her Own Lighthearted Obituary Before Dying from Pancreatic Cancer

Originally posted 04/03/2015 06:50PM

Just 29 days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Emily Debrayda Phillips of Jacksonville, Florida, died. But before she passed, she penned her own obituary, posted in the Florida Times-Union.

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Filed Under: Death, Cancer

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