Amy Robach Diagnosed With Breast Cancer After On-Air Mammogram
During these last few months of the calendar year, we place a heightened focus on both men’s and women’s health.
Our very own Carson is participating in No Shave November, also known as MO-vember, along with the rest of the men on the TODAY show. The month-long event isn’t just a celebration of laziness, it’s all about raising awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.
Every October, AMP Radio goes Pink for October in support of breast cancer awareness. It was just last month when Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach reluctantly agreed to undergo an on-air mammogram to put a spotlight on the global cause.
Little did she know that this last-minute decision ended up saving her own life.
“If several producers and even Robin Roberts herself hadn’t convinced me that doing this on live television would save lives, I would never have been able to save my own,” Robach revealed in a blog post this morning.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer a few weeks after that initial mammogram and several tests later.
Robach plans to undergo a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery on November 14.
“I’ve decided to be very aggressive,” she told fellow cancer survivor Robin Roberts. “There’s a lot you don’t know until you have the surgery. I don’t know about chemo. I don’t know what stage I am. I don’t know if it has spread. So we’ll find out those things in the weeks to come.”
Watch her incredible story below:
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles