Amy Robach reveals breast cancer diagnosis on ‘GMA’

Amy Robach of 'Good Morning America' revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40.

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Amy Robach of ‘Good Morning America’ revealed she has been diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40.

Amy Robach made a shocking health announcement on “Good Morning America” Monday.

The 40-year-old news reporter revealed she has breast cancer, and is preparing to undergo a double mastectomy on November 14.

Robach put on a brave face on ‘GMA’ Monday, saying she is being ‘really aggressive’ about fighting her cancer.

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Robach put on a brave face on ‘GMA’ Monday, saying she is being ‘really aggressive’ about fighting her cancer.

“I’ve decided to be very aggressive. … I’ll have reconstructive surgery,” Robach told Robin Roberts on the show.

On an ABC News health blog, the reporter recounted the fateful “GMA” assignment she received in October that would eventually save her life. As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Robach underwent a mammogram live on television, but a routine post-show check-up revealed her story was only just beginning.

Robach underwent a mastectomy live on air in October for ‘GMA.’

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Robach underwent a mastectomy live on air in October for ‘GMA.’

“I was asked to do something I really didn’t want to do, something I had put off for more than a year, I had no way of knowing that I was in a life-or-death situation,” Robach wrote.

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The reporter revealed a post-show check up led to the discovery of her breast cancer.

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The reporter revealed a post-show check up led to the discovery of her breast cancer.

“I would have considered it virtually impossible that I would have cancer. I work out, I eat right, I take care of myself and I have very little family history; in fact, all of my grandparents are still alive.”

The reporter said she doesn’t know what stage of cancer she has.

Robach blogged about her shocking discovery, saying she didn't realize the 'GMA' assignment would save her life.

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Robach blogged about her shocking discovery, saying she didn’t realize the ‘GMA’ assignment would save her life.

“There’s a lot you don’t know until you have the surgery,” Robach said on-air.

“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.”

Robach is married to ‘Melrose Place’ actor Andrew Shue. The couple have five children together, both from previous marriages.

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Robach is married to ‘Melrose Place’ actor Andrew Shue. The couple have five children together, both from previous marriages.

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