‘Dancing With the Stars’ Brooke Burke Says She Is Cancer Free

by | December 12, 2012 at 1:48 PM | Celebrity News, Dancing With The Stars

TV Personality Brooke Burke-Charvet (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Dancing with the Stars” co-host Brooke Burke said on Wednesday that medical tests indicate she is free of thyroid cancer.

“I just got the results back from all of my tests and great news – the thyroid cancer has been removed from my body and all my lymph nodes are clear,” Burke, 41, said in her blog on the website Modernmom.com.

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“So I’m hoping that this is the end of the story. Woohoo!!! And thank GOD!” the former model added.

Burke, a former winner of ABC’s popular celebrity ballroom dancing competition, underwent surgery just over a week after the season finale of “Dancing with the Stars” on November 27.

The mother of four posted a picture of herself in Wednesday’s blog entry with a small bandage on her throat. She said the surgery will leave her with a large scar across her neck.

The thyroid is a gland in the neck that produces hormones that regulate vital body functions, such as heart rate and blood pressure.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; Editing by Jill Serjeant and Nick Zieminski)