The NBC News special correspondent and former “Nightly News” anchor said in a statement, "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."
He continued, "I am very grateful for the interest in my condition but I also hope everyone understands I wish to keep this a private matter.”
Brokaw’s doctors are encouraged with the progress he is making, and Brokaw has continued his work for the network, including contributions to NBC's Winter Olympics coverage in Sochi.
Veteran newsman Tom Brokaw, 74, said on Tuesday that he is battling multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects blood cells in the bone marrow.