05:03 PM EDT 12/22/2014
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.
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."
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!"
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."
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."
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.
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.
Originally posted 09/19/2012 07:00PM
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.' "
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
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Bobbi Kristina Brown Suffers 'Violent Seizures' After Being Taken Out of Coma
Giuliana Rancic Clarifies Apology to Zendaya After Oscar Night Comments About Her Dreadlocks
Newlyweds Injured in the Boston Marathon Bombing Are Separating
Bobbi Kristina Brown Taken Out of Coma – But Remains on Life Support
Friends Grapple with Suicide of Woman, 30, Who May Have Suffered from PTSD
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!