‘Good Morning America’ correspondent Amy Robach has been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 40.
The ABC morning show regular took part in an on-air mammogram screening last month as part of the show’s October Pink Initiative.
She admits, “I was a little reluctant at first. I’m 40, I’m the age and I’ve been putting it off. It’s still hard for me to say the words out loud. I have breast cancer.”
After her initial screening she had follow up tests with her own doctor and last week she received the shocking news — especially because there is no family history of the disease.
Amy revealed on Monday, Nov. 11 to ‘GMA’ viewers that she will take some time off to undergo a bilateral mastectomy.
Robach admits that she struggled to share the news with her family. She wed actor Andrew Shue, a former ‘Melrose Place’ star in 2010.
Robach and Shue were each previously married and later divorced before they tied the knot three years ago. Their blended family includes her two daughters, Ava and Annie, and his three sons.
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