Following a thyroidectomy to remove a cancerous growth on her thyroid, Brooke Burke has announced that she is now cancer free.
The actress took to her Modern Mom blog Wednesday, seven days after her surgery, to detail that he prognosis is good.
"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," she wrote.
"So I'm hoping that this is the end of the story. Woohoo!!! And thank GOD!"
Following up on a blog post Burke wrote in July detailing that she had been ignoring her doctor's recommendation of a thyroidectomy, the actress released a Youtube video in November stating that a recent biopsy had yielded atypical results, meaning the nodule in her neck could not be determined to be cancerous nor benign, according to CBS News.
At that point, Burke said that she had decided to go forward with surgery.
"I need to have thyroid surgery and a thyroidectomy, which means I'm going to have a nice big scar right here across my neck," she said on the video.
"I don't get to just walk around and pretend like nothing happened or not follow up or not share it, because it's going to be pretty much dead center. I don't want anybody to read about it and get the wrong idea, or think that I'm sick, because I'm not."
Burke underwent surgery on Dec. 6 and promptly updated on her status afterward, posting a series of tweets and photographs.
"made it through my surgery, Thank God! so far so good F#@k Cancer! I'm recovering, I'm strong, I'm grateful for my br…" she tweeted, accompanied by a photo of herself flipping the bird.
Days later, she tweeted a photo of herself with a bandage patched over her neck. She has been regularly updating about her recovery via Twitter, including her indulgence of various "medicines," such as wine, fried calamari and beef carpaccio.
"its a good sign :)" she tweeted.
Burke added in her blog post that she plans to take some down time following her surgery,
"It's so out of the ordinary for me -- to not be working or rushing from place to place driving the kids around. But I have to admit I could kinda get used to this . . . In a weird way, it's kind of the perfect ending to a very busy year. I've taken the rest of the year off to recover and catch up with my family and now we're just celebrating life," she wrote.
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