NBC: Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer

Tom Brokaw hosts The National Audubon Society's first gala to jointly award the Audubon Medal and the inaugural Dan W. Lufkin Prize for Environmental Leadership, Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for The National Audubon Society/AP Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is reporting that Tom Brokaw is undergoing treatment for cancer.

In August 2013, Brokaw was diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic with multiple myeloma, which affects blood cells in bone marrow, according to NBCNews.com.

His doctors are “optimistic” about his treatment and “encouraged with the progress he is making,” NBC says.

Brokaw has been with NBC News since 1966. He anchored “Nightly News” between 1982 and 2002 and has reported as a special correspondent since then.

NBCNews.com says he will continue making appearances on “Today,” “Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Meet the Press,” and MSNBC.

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