Brooke Burke's scar revealed: No more "scarfing" it up!

Jan 9, 2013 at 5:20 p.m. ET

Brooke Burke's scar has made its television debut. After frequently turning to scarves to hide her throat post-surgery, the mom of four braved it and bared it on Good Morning America!

Brooke Burke

Brooke Burke's scar debut on Good Morning America came just over a month after the 41-year-old underwent surgery for thyroid cancer.

"No makeup," Brooke Burke shared proudly. "This is a first for me today, I've been scarfing it up. But you know what, it's fresh, it's a month old and I think scars tell a story and I am so fortunate."

Recalling how her four children reacted to the news their mother was ill, Burke hinted that the emotional scars her family with David Charvet have incurred may take longer to heal than her neck.

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"All the children really handled it differently," the Dancing with the Stars co-host shared. "My husband and I chose not to share it with the children too soon because I was waiting several months before I scheduled my surgery."

Speaking of Shaya, her youngest, she recalled, "My son actually said, 'Is Papa going to get it?' In his mind, at 4-years-old, he doesn't know what 'cancer' means."

"My 6-year-old just thought, 'Mommy, I'm going to go with you, I'm going to hold your hand, I'm going to go to every appointment," Brooke Burke, seen above with her family in September, added of daughter Rain.

Speaking of Neriah, she went on, "My oldest daughter — it was really difficult for her, when it was in the news and her friends had to come and say, 'Oh, we heard about your mom and we're so sorry.' She cried, she wanted to know if I was okay, she made me promise her that nothing was going to happen."

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Thankfully, that turned out to be a fairly easy promise to keep!

"I'm one of the lucky ones," Brooke Burke went on, giving thanks for being "responsible enough to do a regular physical and then take action."

"The message really is about preventative health because I have no symptoms and generally, thyroid cancer has very subtle symptoms," she added.

Check out video of Brooke Burke's scar reveal on GMA below!

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