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Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission

"I face the New Year with very encouraging news. The cancer is in remission and I will shortly go on a drug-maintenance regimen to keep it there," Brokaw wrote in a letter to his NBC family.

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Karen Butler
President Barack Obama awards journalist Tom Brokaw a Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 24, 2014. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
President Barack Obama awards journalist Tom Brokaw a Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 24, 2014. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

NEW YORK, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Veteran broadcast journalist Tom Brokaw said in a holiday letter to his NBC family that his cancer is in remission.

Brokaw, 74, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, last winter.

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"A year ago, my future was more uncertain than I cared to acknowledge, but now I face the New Year with very encouraging news. The cancer is in remission and I will shortly go on a drug-maintenance regimen to keep it there," Brokaw wrote in the letter, which was posted on the NBC News website.

Brokaw went on to say serving last weekend as a Presidential delegate to the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge -- "the fight which went on for most of December 1944, in one of the worst winters in 20th century Europe" -- made his own challenges seem like "footnotes compared to the men I was with."

"I flew home reflecting again on how lucky we are that generation gave us the lives we have today -- how my last year was a challenge, but I was meeting it in world-class hospitals with brilliant physicians, not in a foxhole in the Ardennes. Happy New Year all."

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