I hope someone finds a cure, this has affected my family twice already
ABC News correspondent Amy Robach says she has breast cancer, a month after she was given a mammogram on the air for a "Good Morning America" story.
"Honestly, I was a little reluctant at first," Robach admitted on "GMA" Monday morning. "I'm 40, I'm the age and I've been putting it off."
Robach got the screening as part of the show's October Pink initiative, aimed at encouraging viewers to get checked, according to People.
She said she was shocked by the news, as she has no family history of the disease. A doctor has since told her that the mammogram saved her life, and she'll have both breasts surgically removed Thursday, she announced.
"It's still hard for me to say the words out loud: 'I have breast cancer,'" Robach said.
Cancer in any form is devastating. Watching my mom quickly fade away to her death at 40 due to lung cancer was incredibly painful. The only hope we have is that talented scientists somewhere can overcome this disease.