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'Good Morning America' Host Learns She Has Breast Cancer After On-Air Mammogram

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | November 12, 2013 | Comments ()


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There’s both a positive and a very negative aspect to this story. The positive is that Amy Robach, a pretty great morning news anchor over on Good Morning America, brought to the attention of a lot of women the importance of regular mammograms, after an on-air demonstration she agreed to after at first resisting the routine examination. The importance was highlighted ever further when Robach — who is healthy, eats well, exercises, and has little history of cancer — discovered from that on-air mammogram that she actually has breast cancer.

The routine examination led to further tests, which led to the diagnosis. Robach, who is married to Andrew Shue (yeah, the guy from Melrose Place) will treat the cancer aggressively with a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

And because it’s always worth repeating: F*ck Cancer.

(via NYPost, which has video)



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  • e jerry powell

    I'm feeling very weird about this. For as much as I am all about raising cancer awareness, GMA seems to be shilling women with cancer in a way that seems almost crass. Given how vicious the general ratings war is in that daypart, it feels like a mildly cynical ratings grab.

    I know, I'm going to hell for even thinking that, but show business is show business, and there's not a television producer out there who's found a line that's uncrossable where ratings are concerned.

    That said, I have nothing but good wishes for Amy Roback and continuing support for Robin Roberts.

  • Maguita NYC

    Oddly my first reaction was TOO much information! When did the privacy of a breast exam take a hike and how come we are now sharing it on national TV.

    Stupid ignorant Maguita!

    It is ladies like Amy Robach who have the ovaries of brass to dismiss misplaced propriety, and share with us the importance of not only facing routine mammograms, but also DEALING with cancer, that makes us realize how silly we are. For you cannot hide from cancer, you need to face it and deal with it head on.

    Fuck misled squeamishness.

  • DeaconG

    Oh. Holy. Shit. That had to be ugly...finding out you have an issue is always a bad thing, but on-air has got to be turning it up to 11. (Said as one who did not appreciate being told he was a type 2 diabetic).

    Get well and fuck cancer.

  • alwaysanswerb

    There are a lot of things on the internet that I will fearlessly (gleefully, even) consume, but I'm pretty sure this video falls into that narrow category of things I will not be able to watch.

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