Amy Robach has gone through a very public battle with cancer, and as a cancer survivor, she is now working to help others.
Amy Robach has shared a very personal journey with viewers, and is hoping the journey will soon come to an end. The Good Morning America anchor discovered she had breast cancer after undergoing a mammogram live on the air, and decided to share her treatments with the public.
Robach shared some very good news on GMA Friday, saying she had graduated from chemotherapy, sharing in a clip, “I join the ranks of 2.8 million women who are breast-cancer survivors.”
Back in November, Robach underwent the mammogram on TV, and said it was her first.
“I was a little reluctant at first,” she said at the time. “I’m 40, I’m the age and I’ve been putting it off.”
After getting her diagnosis, she made the announcement live on TV, sharing, “It’s still hard for me to say the words out loud. I have breast cancer.”
Just like the rest of her journey, she used the opportunity to inspire women (and men) out there suffering from the same disease — as well as those who have not yet been diagnosed.
“I plan on living each day to the very fullest, thankful and grateful, and encouraging so many women out there who are still in the thick of it, who have yet to fight this fight, that you can do it,” she said. “You can get through this, one step at a time. And I am there for you, I am there with you.”
The 41-year-old seems to have a new mission in life, and is going to use her battle to help others get tested. She explained, “With my eighth and final chemo complete, I will start on a new journey, helping raise awareness about early detection, and letting women everywhere know, ‘You can kick cancer’s butt!'”