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Amy Robach cancer diagnosis revealed

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Nov 11, 2013

On Oct. 1, ABC news anchor Amy Robach, who appears on the network's "Good Morning America," had her first-ever mammogram -- on live television -- as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month. This morning (Nov. 11) on 'GMA,' the 40-year-old revealed thanks to the mammogram, she discovered she has breast cancer and will undergo a bilateral double mastectomy on Nov. 14.

"That mammogram just saved your life," she was told by doctors (quote via USA Today). Robach married actor Andrew Shue in 2010, and the couple has five children, her two daughters and his three sons are both from previous marriages.

Noting on the air that she "has a lot to fight for," she said, "I've decided to be very aggressive. ... I'll have reconstructive surgery. And, we don't know. There's a lot you don't know until you have the surgery. I don't know about chemo. I don't know what stage I am. I don't know if it has spread. So we'll find out those things in the weeks to come."

Read her ABC blog post here


Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.