‘New Year, New Time’: Brooke Burke-Charvet Talks Beating Cancer (EXCLUSIVE)

'DWTS' BROOKE Talks Cancer
Brooke Burke Charvet discloses her recent thyroid cancer diagnosis
Dancing With the Stars host Brooke Burke-Charvet says she’s feeling “great” about a month after completing treatment for thyroid cancer.

“It’s a new year, new time,” Burke-Charvet, who had a thyroidectomy in December, told Celebuzz on Wednesday.

“I’m also really fortunate that everything went so well and that it’s over. Honestly, it’s kind of back to business as usual — just a new part of the story, I guess.”

“I’ve never been one to take life for granted, in health or anything like that,” the mother-of-four continued.

“Certainly it was scary, especially for somebody like me; I feel like I have such a healthy lifestyle. Life is precious. I really decided to make it a positive [thing] and bring awareness to it. That’s why I went public and shared my story.

“I plan to get involved in a big way, whether it’s with children — I’m looking at a children’s cancer camp right now — and just trying to decide what the best use of my time and message will be. I’m just very blessed and fortunate right now.”

In the meantime, the 41-year-old beauty is staying busy as ever. On her list: teaming up with Kleenex for its Care Pack campaign, designed to help people get through this season’s nasty cold and flu season with its many useful products.

“I’ve been a Kleenex brand fan for awhile; I use a lot of the products with my family,” she said. “They asked me to help them kick off the celebrity surprise care package delivery … I actually showed up to someone’s house [today], unannounced; his fiancé entered him in the sweepstakes and he won. He was a little under the weather. So I showed up with the cameras to surprise him and bring him a really nice care package. It was a very, very sweet gesture just to help his recovery be a little easier. It’s got all kinds of goodies in there.”

Brooke-Charvet also says she’s looking forward to another dose of Dancing With the Stars, which kicks of season 16 on March 18.

“I love it; it’s so fun,” she said. “I’m looking forward to learning who the cast is. I honestly don’t know anything! This is about the time when the rumors are everywhere. We should be announcing in a couple of weeks. I can’t wait to hear who the cast is going to be.”

“They do such a great job with the casting, so I have faith. But hopefully we’ll get some shockers this season!”

For more information on the Kleenex Brand Care Package, visit its official Facebook page.

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