November 25th, 2013
05:35 PM ET
In the midst of receiving disheartening news about her cancer diagnosis, Amy Robach's spirits are still high.
The ABC News talent revealed in an open letter over the weekend that her cancer has spread, but thankfully the doctors tell her that her prognosis is good.
It was while undergoing a bilateral mastectomy on November 14 that Robach's surgeon found a second malignant tumor.
"No MRI, no mammogram, no sonogram had found it…it was only through the mastectomy that she discovered it," Robach wrote in the November 22 letter, thanking everyone for their overwhelming support. "My cancer had spread to my sentinel lymph node, but not beyond, so I will have more treatments ahead of me, but none that will take me out of work. As of right now, I plan to head back into the building Monday, December 2, and I couldn’t be more excited to get back to work."
It was actually a work assignment that led to Robach's initial diagnosis, as the 40-year-old journalist underwent an on-air mammogram at the request of her producer for a segment on "Good Morning America."
Afterward, the doctors told her, "that mammogram just saved your life," Robach recalled in a November 11 essay.
Following her mastectomy, Robach admits that she's "been through the ringer," but she's also "emerging on the other side so much stronger."
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