Amy Robach Reveals: “I Have Breast Cancer”

Posted Monday November 11, 2013 3:48 PM GMT

On October 1st, Amy Robach set a positive example for all women by having a mammogram on the air on “Good Morning America,” and it turns out it may have saved her life.

The 40-year-old correspondent, married to “Melrose Place” hunk Andrew Shue, told viewers today (November 11) that after the scan she learned she has breast cancer.

Amy explained to Robin Roberts, “I was a little reluctant at first. I’m 40, I’m the age and I’ve been putting it off.”

"It's still hard for me to say the words out loud. I have breast cancer. Telling my children was the toughest part. But that's when you get strong, because you have to be strong for other people."

Given her diagnosis, Robach shared, “I have decided to have a bilateral mastectomy. I'm so grateful that I got the mammogram that day. Robin's words still echo inside of me 'If I got the mammogram on-air and saved one life then it's all worth it' she had said. It never occurred to me that that life would be mine.”

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