Amy Robach on cancer diagnosis: Prognosis is good
November 25th, 2013
05:35 PM ET

Amy Robach on cancer diagnosis: Prognosis is good

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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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Celeste

    Dear Amy, I was crushed when I heard your news. I too received that news 13 yrs ago...but I can tell you that before you know it you will be done with treatment and having a blast again for a very long time! I wish you a lifetime of happiness!

    December 1, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Name*lisa

    I don't know you. Probably never will but I think about you and pray for you everyday. I am thankful for you today. God bless you.

    November 28, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nancy Transue

    I just want to say I am keeping you in my prayers. The more prayers you have the better you are, good for you. I go for my mammogram in Jan. 2014. Happy Thanksgiving and GOD Bless you and you family.

    November 27, 2013 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. Is it

    just me, or is Sokman all over this thread?

    November 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. palintwit

    Amy Robach has cancer and Sarah Palin flits around the country wasting oxygen. Life is just not fair sometimes, is it.

    November 26, 2013 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • enuff already

      Definitely not fair, because you keep spewing your political Crapola here, instead of the POLITICS BLOG.

      November 26, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |

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