Tom Brokaw Diagnosed with Cancer

"I remain the luckiest guy I know."

NBC News reported Tuesday evening that Tom Brokaw has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects bone marrow blood cells.  

Brokaw, who has worked at NBC News since 1966, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August at the Mayo Clinic. His doctors are optimistic about the outcome of the treatment he is receiving, and Brokaw said he remains “the luckiest guy I know.”

Brokaw has continued working on projects with the network throughout his treatment, including appearances on several NBC and MSNBC shows, including "Nightly News with Brian Williams," "TODAY," "Meet the Press," and NBC Sports coverage of the Winter Olympics.

Here is Brokaw’s complete personal statement he released Tuesday:

With the exceptional support of my family, medical team and friends, I am very optimistic about the future and look forward to continuing my life, my work and adventures still to come.

I remain the luckiest guy I know.

I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter.