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Brooke Burke Charvet has described herself as "one of the lucky ones" following her treatment for thyroid cancer. The Dancing with the Stars host announced in an emotional YouTube video in November that she had been diagnosed with the illness and had surgery a month later. Burke Charvet has now appeared on Katie to talk about the illness, admitting that it is "something that you never think you're going to experience". "The movie that played in my mind immediately was, 'Oh my gosh, my kids, my family', and I didn't know a whole lot about it at the time so when you hear the word 'cancer' it's very scary," she said. "I just thought, 'This isn't really even possible - I'm so healthy, I take such great care of myself'. But then the next thought was, 'I need to do my research, (more) »


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