In 2013 Tom Brokaw was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a treatable but incurable blood cancer. Through months of specialized treatment, he is in remission and he is opening up about his battle with this disease. Brokaw, 75, shared his journey in a powerful new memoir, “A Lucky Life, Interrupted,”
We're sharing it here because we know for many people who learned about Dan's "Shot To The Back", the term multiple myeloma was a new one -- and a scary one.
This link is the article that Dan and Nancy found shortly after the diagnosis that made them feel more hopeful. According to Nancy, finding this interview with Tom Brokaw "we felt it was the universe telling us that things were going to be OK. There's a link to a podcast interview with Jane Pauley in this article as well.
Lastly, this is a Dateline episode from 2015 where Tom Brokaw talks about his experience and being in remission - that not too distant place Dan and Nancy and their doctors are working to get Dan to as soon as possible.
The following essay is also by Tom Brokaw, as told to NBC News senior national producer Tim Uehlinger.
Keep up the positive words of encouragement. It means the world to Dan and to Nancy!