News anchor Robin Roberts has been diagnosed with cancer.
The Good Morning America presenter will undergo treatment to remove a lump from her breast later this year.
The 47-year-old admits she was only inspired to go for a cancer screening following the death of her co-host Joel Siegel, who passed away from colon cancer last month.
She says, “I did a piece about Joel’s courageous battle with cancer (on the show), reporting on the way my friend had lived his life and been such a successful advocate for the importance of early cancer screenings.
“That very night when I went to bed, I did a self breast exam and found something that women everywhere fear–I found a lump.”
Medics confirmed the host had cancer, but Roberts is remaining positive.
She adds, “I am so blessed that I found this in the early stages and the prognosis is so promising that my doctor expects me to be flying planes and hanging on to submarines in the middle of the Atlantic and scaling the Mayan Pyramids in no time in the mornings to come.”
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