Amy Robach of ABC News Has Breast Cancer, Will Undergo Double Mastectomy

Amy Robach on July 17, 2012 in New York City
Amy Robach announced that she has breast cancer and will be undergoing a double mastectomy Ray Tamarra/Getty

ABC News’ Amy Robach made a shocking announcement on Good Morning America Monday, Nov. 11: The veteran TV journalist, 40, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and will soon undergo a double mastectomy.

“The diagnosis that’s still hard for me to say out loud. I have breast cancer,” Robach said in Monday’s segment, which included heartwarming photos with her family, including actor husband of three years Andrew Shue. “I know that I have a fight ahead of me. But I also know that I have a lot worth fighting for.”

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Amy Robach gets a mammogram during a live broadcast on Good Morning America on October 1, 2013 Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty

Robach only underwent the crucial breast cancer test after GMA anchor and cancer survivor Robin Roberts urged her to do so for a live, on-camera segment. Recalling Roberts’ advice, Robach said in the segment: “If I got the mammogram on air and it saved one life, then it’s all worth it. It never occurred to me that that life would be mine.”

Following the pre-taped segment, an understandably emotional Robach chatted live with Roberts and another colleague on-air. “It’s absolutely surreal to be sitting here. But as scary as it all is, I’m so so lucky — because you guys ppushed me to that mammogram — thank god you did, I wasn’t in any rush to have that done any time soon.”

When Robach told Roberts “You saved my life,” Roberts corrected her: “You saved your life, Amy.”

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