Amy Robach made a shocking announcement Nov. 11 on ‘Good Morning America’: The journalist will soon undergo a double mastectomy for breast cancer.
Amy Robach, 40, only took a breast cancer test because Good Morning America anchor and breast cancer-survivor Robin Roberts asked her to for a live, on-camera segment. Her results were shocking, and now the well-known anchor has announced her plans for a double mastectomy on Nov. 14.
Amy Robach’s Cancer Diagnosis: ‘Hard For Me To Say Out Loud’
Nobody expects to hear the worst when they go in for testing, so Amy was in for the shock of a lifetime when her live, on-camera mammogram for Breast Cancer Awareness Month was followed by terrible news. Amy was called in for a routine post-show check-up, where her doctors told her she had cancer.
“The diagnosis that’s still hard for me to say out loud — I have breast cancer,” Amy, the wife of actor Andrew Shue, said on Monday’s GMA segment. “I know that I have a fight ahead of me. But I also know that I have a lot worth fighting for.”
Amy Robach: “No Excuses” When It Comes To Testing
Amy was understandably emotional when she chatted live on-air with Robin, who she claims saved her life. “It’s absolutely surreal to be sitting here,” Amy said. “But as scary as it all is, I’m so so lucky, because you guys pushed me to that mammogram. Thank god you did, I wasn’t in any rush to have that done any time soon.”
In a post on ABC’s health blog, Amy said that her main hope is that her story can serve as an inspiration for others. “I can only hope my story will do the same and inspire every woman who hears it to get a mammogram, to take a self exam,” she wrote. “No excuses. It is the difference between life and death.”
HollywoodLife‘s thoughts are with Amy and her family during this difficult time.
– Shaunna Murphy