Amy Robach has just revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer, after an on-air screening. Robach is a television journalist and correspondent for ABC news. The TV personality got the test done on her own show, as a part of the October Pink initiative, which encourages viewers to get checked.
At the time, she had no idea how important the mammogram that she participated in would be for her. She is a correspondent on ABC's popular program, Good Morning America. It was the first ever on-air mammogram, and she was hoping to spread awareness and help out others, not knowing that it may be the thing that would save her own life.
After the initial mammogram that Amy Robach received on the show, the doctors had followed up with more tests, and last week revealed to her that she has breast cancer. Robach is certainly thankful that the test was done that day, and said "I'm so grateful that I got the mammogram that day. Robin's 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."
@arobach I was diagnosed at the age of 34. That was 22 years ago. You are in my thoughts a prayers. Faith and Love will help you through..
— Karen (@karen33767) November 11, 2013
She does not yet know how far along the cancer is, but it has been said that she will have a double mastectomy. The news also comes as a great shock to her, since there is no history of the disease in her family.
Amy Robach, the 40-year-old television personality, is married to Andrew Shue, who acted in Melrose Place, and also has two daughters and three stepsons. As can be expected, telling her kids has been one of the hardest things for her.
— Souli✌ (@ZGreekDWstyle) November 11, 2013
Our prayers are w/our friend @arobach. We love you Amy.
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) November 11, 2013
After this Thursday, when she is scheduled to receive a bilateral mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery, Robach will know even more about her condition. She has been preparing herself, and while it is a scary thing for anyone to face, she is being brave when saying "Only then will I know more about what that fight will fully entail, but I am mentally and physically as prepared as anyone can be in this situation.
God Bless you @arobach! You're an amazing lady and you're going to beat this! Too many people love you and are rooting for you!
— Darcy Bonfils (@DarcyNY) November 11, 2013
— Rob Elmore (@ABC11ND) November 11, 2013
Amy Robach is incredibly thankful for everyone who urged her to get the mammogram done, and in the end, the mammogram that she received in front a national audience, may have saved her life.
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