Brooke Burke-Charvet gave a health update to fans on Monday and revealed she's preparing this week for surgery to correct a cancerous thyroid tumor.
"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," the 41-year-old co-host of Dancing with the Starswrote on her Facebook page. "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."
Brooke released a video in early November on her ModernMom blog announcing that she'd been diagnosed with a cancerous growth on her thyroid gland. She explained that a nodule was discovered during a routine exam and after a series of tests, doctors determined the growth to be cancerous and her thyroid would have to be removed.
She promised to keep posting updates on her blog in the coming weeks to keep fans informed about her post-surgery progress and the ways she and her family are dealing with the recovery. "What a crazy time, but I am surrounded with love and support and that really makes a world of difference," she wrote on Facebook. "Thank you for following me and for all your thoughts and prayers. I feel it, truly, and your energy outweighs my stress!"