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Brooke Burke Shows Off Thyroid Surgery Scar

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Brooke Burke has been through so much recently!

And she's stayed strong through it all!

We previously mentioned that she needed to have thyroid surgery for her cancer.

We were also super happy to mention that she got the all clear and is now cancer free!

While on Good Morning America recently she said:

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Brooke Burke Is Out An About After Thyroid Surgery!

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What a fab sighting!!

Brooke Burke isn't letting thyroid surgery hold her back — she was spotted out with her husband David Charvet getting New Year's Eve supplies!

We're bummed by this, but we're going to assume that the scarf has less to do with how cold it is and how invasive her surgery was. We can understand why she's wearing it, for sure, but we also want her to know that she's still so beautiful, and nobody would ever dare to pick on her for it.

We're just glad she's okay!

Hope your NYE is gonna be a blast, Brooke!

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Brooke Burke Is CANCER FREE!!!

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Brooke Burke is one lucky lady!

It feels like we literally just mentioned that she had thyroid cancer.

She had surgery to remove her thyroid, hoping to remove all the cancer.

We're now surprised and glad to say she is already cancer free!!

She said:

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Brooke Burke Recovering From Thyroid Cancer Surgery

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We previously mentioned that Brooke Burke was recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

Luckily, her specific type of cancer has a high rate of survival when properly treated.

Well we're glad to say that she had her surgery yesterday and is recovering. Yay!

She said:

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Demand For Potassium Iodide Spikes

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Demand For Potassium Iodide Spikes

Vitamin C is out, potassium iodide is in.

People all over the world are buying potassium iodide in the wake of fears that radiation from Japan could make its way around globe. Potassium iodide pills can provide some protection against iodine radiation, which can cause thyroid cancer, particularly in children.

However, all of it could be for nothing.

Says Dr. Glenn Braunstein, chairman of the Department of Medicine at L.A.'s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:

"The amount of radiation, if any, that ever reaches the U.S. is going to be so small that it's probably going to be less than the radiation one could get in flying from Los Angeles to New York."

The interim director of the California Department of Public Health, Dr. Howard Backer, and the acting secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency, Mike Dayton, issued a joint statement about taking the pills:

“We urge Californians to not take potassium iodide as a precautionary measure. It is not necessary given the current circumstances in Japan, it can present a danger to people with allergies to iodine, shellfish or who have thyroid problems, and taken inappropriately it can have serious side effects including abnormal heart rhythms, nausea, vomiting, electrolyte abnormalities and bleeding.”

The bottom line is this: If you live outside of Japan, you DON’T need the pills!

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