“Good Morning America” correspondent Amy Robach is thankful for the morning show’s commitment to going pink for breast cancer awareness month in October. She got a mammogram for an on-air segment only to later be diagnosed with breast cancer.
“I’m so grateful that I got the mammogram that day,” she says. “Robin [Roberts’] words still echo inside of me, ‘If I got the mammogram on-air and saved one life then it’s all worth it’ she had said. It never occurred to me that that life would be mine.” Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, completing treatment in early 2008.
“It’s still hard for me to say the words out loud. I have breast cancer,” she says. Amy admits she had been putting off getting a mammogram since turning 40, though there was no history of it in her family. “The toughest part was telling my children,” she reveals., “but that’s when you get strong, because you have to be strong for other people.”
Robach says she’s decided to undergo a bilateral mastectomy and has the full support of her coworkers on “GMA.” The procedure is the same Angeline Jolie had done, as a preventative measure.