ABC News correspondent Amy Robach will have a double mastectomy this week to treat breast cancer, she revealed on “Good Morning America.” Robach, 40, was diagnosed after she had her first mammogram as part of ABC’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Robach writes on ABCNews.com she was reluctant to have a mammogram. “If several producers and even Robin Roberts herself hadn’t convinced me that doing this on live television would save lives, I would never have been able to save my own. So, on October 1st, I had my first mammogram, in front of millions of people,” Robach writes. “After breathing a big sigh of relief once it was done, my breath was taken away only a few weeks later.”
Robach says that she and her family are “gearing up for a fight.”
“While everyone who gets cancer is clearly unlucky, I got lucky by catching it early, and there are so many people to thank for making sure I did. Every producer, every person who urged me to do this, changed my trajectory,” Robach writes. “The doctors told me bluntly, ‘that mammogram just saved your life.'”