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Brooke Burke-Charvet Blogs: How I Talked to My Kids About Cancer Scare | Brooke Burke, David Charvet

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Brooke Burke-Charvet on Cancer Scare: I'm Not Afraid Anymore

Originally posted 12/06/2012 06:15AM

When you're a mom who gets a cancer scare, you're not the only one at home who suddenly needs comfort and support.

In the midst of her thyroid diagnosis Brooke Burke-Charvet – a mother of four – has learned just how vulnerable children can be at such a time, and how differently each one can respond to that kind of stress and anxiety.

"I've really realized that everything I'm going through, my family is going through too," the Dancing with the Stars host, 41, writes in a new blog post.

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Brooke Burke-Charvet: Preparing for Thyroid Surgery This Week Is a 'Crazy Time'

Brooke Burke-Charvet Is Preparing for Thyroid Surgery This Week

Originally posted 12/03/2012 06:25PM

Dancing with the Stars's typically upbeat host Brooke Burke-Charvet was back in serious mode after the show's finale last week.

Prepping for her thyroidectomy, she wrote on her Facebook page Monday, "I'm getting ready this week for my surgery and am planning on a speedy recovery … What a crazy time, but I am surrounded with love and support and that really makes a world of difference."

The TV personality, 41 – who plans to keep fans updated on her post-surgery progress via videos on the ModernMom website – says she's "touched and appreciative to [supporters] for sharing your positive wishes for my surgery and for sharing many of your personal thyroid experiences."

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Brooke Burke-Charvet Feels 'Totally Okay' Before Thyroid Surgery

Brooke Burke-Charvet Feels 'Totally Okay' Before Thyroid Surgery

Originally posted 11/13/2012 02:30PM

Brooke Burke-Charvet's troubling diagnosis of thyroid cancer isn't slowing her down.

Even with an upcoming surgery and a thyroidectomy, the Dancing with the Stars co-host and mom has too much to live for in the moment.

"The stress and anxiety that I've been feeling is now outweighed by love and support, and it is overwhelming in the most beautiful way," Burke-Charvet, 41, wrote Tuesday on the ModernMom blog in a post called "Feeling Great and Full of LOVE!"

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Melissa Rycroft Is 'Heartbroken' over Brooke Burke-Charvet's Cancer Scare

Brooke Burke-Charvet's Cancer Diagnoses Leaves DWTS's Melissa Rycroft 'Heartbroken'

Originally posted 11/09/2012 07:30PM

There have been more than a few surprises at Dancing with Stars this season, but none bigger than host Brooke Burke-Charvet's announcement of a cancer diagnosis.

"You would never have known she was going through this," competitor Melissa Rycroft, who currently is atop the leaderboard, tells PEOPLE. "We all commend her for being brave and going public with it and I know she's a fighter. She will pull through this."

Rycroft's pro partner Tony Dovolani adds, "As parents, we know exactly what she is going through. She has an incredible heart and a strong mind. In fact, she's actually trying to be strong for all of us. Things like this bring us all closer."

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Brooke Burke-Charvet Has Tom Bergeron's 'Love and Support' During Difficult Time

Brooke Burke-Charvet Has Tom Bergeron's 'Love and Support' During Cancer Scare

Originally posted 11/08/2012 06:15PM

Brooke Burke-Charvet isn't going through her thyroid cancer scare alone.

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."

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Brooke Burke-Charvet Reveals Thyroid Cancer Scare

Originally posted 11/08/2012 01:30PM

Brooke Burke-Charvet is usually seen smiling as one of the hosts of Dancing with the Stars, but on Thursday the TV personality had some serious news to report.

"I need to have thyroid surgery and a thyroidectomy, which means I'm going to have a nice big scar right here across my neck," Burke-Charvet, 41, revealed on The ModernMom YouTube channel. "I don't get to just walk around and pretend like nothing happened or not follow up or not share it, because it's going to be pretty much dead center. I don't want anybody to read about it and get the wrong idea, or think that I'm sick, because I'm not."

The TV host's health news came after a regularly scheduled physical.

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Sabrina Bryan Scores the First 9 of DWTS's New Season

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars: Sabrina Bryan Scores the First 9 This Season

Originally posted 10/01/2012 10:15PM

With 12 celebrity contestants and their professional partners still remaining on the 15th season of Dancing with the Stars All-Stars, Monday night made jive come alive – with decidedly mixed results.

Emmy-winning emcee Tom Bergeron and co-host Brooke Burke Charvet kept the suspense building until the judges rendered their scores – including the season's first 9 – while the audience audibly jeered those times that lower numbers were delivered.

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Giuliana Rancic Inspired Brooke Burke Charvet to Get a Mammogram

Brooke Burke Charvet: Giuliana Rancic Inspired Me to Get a Mammogram

Originally posted 05/05/2012 10:30AM

Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke Charvet has a famous friend to thank for inspiring her to be proactive about her health.

"As soon as I found out my friend Giuliana Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer, I booked my mammogram," Burke Charvet, 40, tells Prevention in their June issue.

Adds Burke Charvet: "I called her from the doctor's office and said, 'Thank you for provoking me to have this done.' "

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Brooke Burke-Charvet's Margarita-Fueled Ladies' Night | Brooke Burke

Brooke Burke-Charvet's Margarita-Fueled Ladies' Night

Originally posted 11/29/2011 05:55AM

Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet had a girls' night out at Malibu Inn with four friends. The ladies shot pool and sipped Patron Silver margaritas in the restaurant's billiard room. She was laughing and joking with her friends (and even a few fans) before the group headed out – after one of Burke-Charvet's friends picked up the tab. – Jennifer Garcia

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