Amy Robach of ABC News’ Good Morning America revealed today that she has breast cancer after taking an on-air mammogram earlier this year to encourage other women to do the same. In a piece Monday, Robach, a 40 year old mother of five, explains that like many women, she put off getting a mammogram for too long and only did because fellow GMA host Robin Roberts encouraged her to do so. Roberts is a survivor of breast cancer herself.
On November 14th, Robach will undergo a bilateral mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery. A spokesperson for GMA could not say how long Robach would be off the air following her surgery, saying only that “she will take as long as she needs to recover.”
For more, check out the article at TVNewser, here.