Brooke Burke-Charvet reveals thyroid cancer diagnosis

Brooke Burke-Charvet arrives at Operation Smile's 30th Anniversary Smile Gala on Sept. 28, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Getty

Brooke Burke-Charvet has shared some serious news about her health.

The "Dancing with the Stars" co-host revealed in a video message Thursday that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

In the video, posted on ModernMom.com, Charvet, 41, explained that a nodule discovered on her thyroid during a routine physical had been biopsied.

"I got my results back days later and they were atypical, which means that the doctors couldn't confirm whether the nodule was cancerous or benign," she continued. "So I had to go and do a whole bunch of additional tests and get second opinions. Long story long, I got my results back and they were not good."

"I need to have thyroid surgery and a thyroidectomy, which means I'm going to have a nice big scar right here across my neck," she added. "I don't get to just walk around and pretend like nothing happened or not follow up or not share it, because it's going to be pretty much dead center. I don't want anybody to read about it and get the wrong idea, or think that I'm sick, because I'm not."

Charvet said she has booked her surgery, and assured fans that she's feeling "really good" and is staying positive.

"It's taken me a couple of months to really wrap my head around this. ... Now I'm good. I'm ready to deal with it, and I'm going to be fine. I feel really, really strong," she said. "Doctors say this is a 'good' kind of cancer to have. ... My doctor did tell me this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing."

She also promised to keep fans posted on her progress.

"I'm going to fight through this," she said. "And as crazy as it is, my head is in the right place. It's going to be good."


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