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Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke diagnosed with thyroid cancer

  • Dancing with the Stars co-host Brooke Burke revealed on Thursday that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

    In a video posted on the website Modernmom.com, the 47-year-old television presenter and model said she would need her thyroid removed.

    "I need to have thyroid surgery and a thyroidectomy, which means I'm going to have a nice, big scar right here on my neck," Burke said, drawing a finger across her throat.

    Burke, a former winner on ABC's celebrity ballroom dancing competition, said she had a biopsy in July, adding it taken her months to go public with the results.

    No date has yet been given for the surgery though Burke's publicist said her work schedule for Dancing with the Stars would not be affected.