Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2007. Shortly after finding outs he shared the news in a statement via Good Morning America.
“That very night when I went to bed, I did a self breast exam and found something that women everywhere fear: I found a lump,” she wrote. “At first I thought, ‘This can’t be. I am a young, healthy woman.’ Nevertheless, I faced my fear head on and made an appointment to see the doctor. Much as I was hoping the doctor would say it was nothing, she did a biopsy and confirmed that the lump I’d found was indeed an early form of breast cancer.”
She later went through chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery over a course of six weeks.
She also beat bone marrow myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of cancer that her doctors believe was caused by the chemotherapy she received when fighting breast cancer.