When ABC News anchor Amy Robach underwent a double mastecomy last week, her surgeon found a second malignant tumor.
In a note to the “Good Morning America” staff, obtained by TVNewser, Robach writes that her prognosis is good, adding, “I got very lucky finding the cancer through our ABC sponsored mammogram and I got lucky choosing an aggressive approach, bilateral mastectomy, because while in surgery last week my surgeon found a second, undetected malignant tumor.” The cancer also spread to Robach’s sentinel lymph node, so more treatments are planned.
Robach had gone in for a mammogram — her first — in late September. It was recorded for a “GMA” story as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The results detected a tumor and within days, Robach was in surgery.
“The unbelievable outpouring of support from ABC began from the first moment I received my diagnosis,” Robach writes. “It brought so many tears of joy to my eyes and warmed my heart more than you’ll ever know to see what my ABC family did for me and for my entire family.”
Robach plans to return to ABC Dec. 2.
“Physically and emotionally I have been through the ringer, but I am emerging on the other side so much stronger.”
Amy’s full note after the jump…