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Tom Brokaw's Memoir Details His Battle With Blood Cancer

By    |   Tuesday, 03 Mar 2015 07:45 AM

Former NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw has announced a forthcoming memoir, "A Lucky Life Interrupted," that will detail his battle with cancer.

"What I quickly learned after my diagnosis is that the world of a cancer patient has many parts and a good deal of uncertainty," Brokaw said in a statement, according to USA Today.

"As I made my way through the medical, emotional and physical challenges, I approached my new life in a familiar role — as a journalist who may be able to help others dealing with this unwelcome condition."

The book, which is being published by Random House on May 12, is based on journals Brokaw began keeping in 2013 after he discovered he had multiple myeloma, an incurable but treatable cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow.

The 75-year-old news veteran saw his cancer go into remission shortly before Christmas, and has remained active in recent months. According to the New York Post, he even called for now-suspended NBC news anchor Brian Williams to be fired after lying about his time spent reporting from Iraq.

Brokaw has penned a number of bestselling books over the years, including "The Greatest Generation," a celebration of those who endured the Great Depression and World War II.

In 2014, President Obama awarded Brokaw with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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