Forty-year-old Good Morning America correspondent Amy Robach just learned that she was diagnosed with cancer. The biopsy revealed to her and her husband Andrew Shue that she had a malignant tumor. Shortly after the diagnosis, Amy underwent a double mastectomy, but still has plans for chemotherapy.
Inside the latest issue of People magazine, Amy shares her scary news with the world. From the magazine:
It was, she says, “like a scene out of a movie.”
Amy Robach recalls how her heart was pounding as a radiologist asked her if she was prepared to receive the results of a biopsy for breast cancer.
Alone at the time, the 40-year-old Good Morning America correspondent and mother of two young girls called her husband, actor Andrew Shue, who was away on business, and put him on speakerphone.
“Mr. Shue, are you driving?” the doctor asked.
And Robach tells PEOPLE that’s when she knew: “This is not going to be good.” After the doctor gave her the news that the tumor was malignant, Robach says, “I burst into tears.”
Opening up about her cancer ordeal, the ABC News anchor says in a PEOPLE cover story this week that it didn’t take long to gather herself and make the decision to undergo a double mastectomy, even though a lumpectomy and radiation were also options.
“I want to be at my daughters’ graduations. I want to be at their weddings. I want to hold my grandchildren,” she says.
While Robach has already returned to work, she tells PEOPLE she plans to undergo chemotherapy because the cancer has spread to one lymph node. Of her prognosis, she says, “They’re telling me it’s good.”
We hope that her prognosis is just as great as they’ve told her and she gets to hold as many grandchildren as possible. Kudos to her for talking about it and bringing further awareness to the subject.