Amy Robach Makes Her Return to GMA after Breast Cancer Ordeal

Posted Thursday December 5, 2013 10:53 PM GMT

Making a happy return to her iconic show on ABC, Amy Robach went back to "Good Morning America" on Thursday (December 5) after a mastectomy operation following her breast cancer diagnosis.

"I am feeling really good," the 40-year-old said on the show. "It's three weeks to the day that I went into surgery. Physically, I feel remarkably well. Mentally, it's another challenge because that was phase one."

Although she has taken this massive step in her fight against breast cancer, Robach has more to endure. The cancer was found thanks to a mammogram taken on GMA, and doctors discovered that the cancerous cells in her body had spread to her sentinel lymph node, the first nodes into which a tumor drains.

"That was the devastating news to me," she said on Monday. "When I woke up, the first question I asked was: 'Did it spread to my lymph nodes?,' because that's the difference between chemo and no chemo."

The mother of two daughters and three stepsons, will undergo four months of chemotherapy beginning December 16th, and she is looking to co-anchor Robin Roberts, a breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome survivor, to support her.

"You give me strength, Robin," she said. "Because it is important to get up and have something to do each day, even if you don't feel great. Some people have it harder than I do so I will take it hour by hour."

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