Whether she's wearing a bikini or a ball gown, Brooke Burke-Charvet has always appeared the picture of health. But now she's emerged as a symbol of the cancer fight — with the 41-year-old having just undergone surgery for thyroid cancer.
"I'm resting, recovering. Surgery went well. Dr Adashek is a genius. Thx Dr! Feels like I got hit (by) a car :(" Burke-Charvet tweeted Thursday morning.
Burke-Charvet has continued to keep her fans informed and involved throughout her treatment process, via Facebook, Twitter and her blog on ModernMom.com, where she discusses the preparation she's making before going under the knife to remove a nodule.
count down 2 my surgery now... I'm going nuts thinking about laying around 4 my recovery. Not good at that! grateful every day for my health— Brooke Burke-Charvet (@brookeburke) December 2, 2012
In the meantime, Burke-Charvet has continued as a figure of health and fitness while becoming a proponent for cancer awareness, her Facebook wall a meeting place for women to share their own stories of recovery.