Actress-turned-reality Tv star Brooke Burke Charvet is preparing to undergo surgery this week (begs03Dec12) following her recent thyroid cancer diagnosis.
The former Dancing With the Stars co-host, who is married to former Baywatch hunk David Charvet, went public with her health crisis last month (Nov12), and on Monday (03Dec12) Burke Charvet revealed she is booked in for thyroid surgery and a thyroidectomy - the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland.
Thanking fans for their ongoing support in a post on her Facebook.com page, she writes, "I am touched and appreciative to all of you for sharing your positive wishes for my surgery, and for sharing many of your personal thyroid experiences. I really do read your comments and they all mean a lot to me. I'm getting ready this week for my surgery and am planning on a speedy recovery...
"What a crazy time, but I am surrounded with love and support and that really makes a world of difference. Thank you for following me and for all your thoughts and prayers. I feel it, truly, and your energy outweighs my stress! From the bottom of my heart, thank you."
Burke Charvet isn't the first Tv star to develop thyroid cancer - Modern Family beauty Sofia Vergara previously battled and beat the disease in 2000.
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