GMA Anchor to Undergo Double Mastectomy After On-Air Mammogram (Video)

Amy Robarch diagnosed with breast cancer. (ABC)

Amy Robach diagnosed with breast cancer. (ABC)

Breast Cancer Awareness month might have become ground zero for some heated debates in recent years, but we can’t deny  the benefit of all that ubiquitous pink-colored coverage. Just look at Good Morning America’s Amy Robach, who underwent her first mammogram last month, on-air, for a segment promoting awareness. She admitted that she had to be talked into “demystifying” the procedure by her co-host Robin Roberts, who is herself a breast cancer survivor.

“Like so many women, I just kept putting it off,” Ms. Robach said today, after announcing the test had come back positive.

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On her ABC blog, Ms. Robarch announced that she will be undergoing a bilateral double mastectomy on Thursday. She will also be taking a hiatus from GMA while she focuses on her health.

I was also told this, for every person who has cancer, at least 15 lives are saved because people around them become vigilant. They go to their doctors, they get checked.