Amy Robach Cancer ABC NewsGood Morning America  interviewed ABC News’ Amy Robach this morning — three weeks after her double mastectomy and coinciding with her People magazine cover — to tell viewers she will undergo four months of chemo after her mastectomy revealed the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, as well as a second malignant tumor. “I’m going to work through it,” she said of the chemo, which she will begin later this month. “I saw Robin [Roberts] do it. I know how strong you were and you give me strength, Robin, because it is important to get up and have something to do each day,” she told the GMA on-air gang. Here’s a clip of Robach’s interview:

Robach’s cancer diagnosis after an on-air mammogram made news. American TV viewers have become accustomed to watching news talent having various on-air health checkups since Katie Couric’s on-air colonoscopy more than a decade ago; last month on NBC’s Today, Matt Lauer and Al Roker got on-air-but-behind-doors prostate exams.

Denis Gould
8 months
Amy, Very Best Wishes! You are a wonderful, informative and beautiful personality - and a great person...
Michelle Harmon
9 months
Best of wishes for you and your family, I was also diagnosed around the same time and...
Jill
9 months
Hi Amy, I was also diagnosed as you were with Stage 11B, over the 2012 holidays. OH...

Robach got her very first mammogram on Good Morning America in October, as talent across the morning infotainment-show landscape plugged Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What viewers are not used to is that correspondent announcing, not long thereafter, that they have breast cancer and will have a double mastectomy. On GMA and in a post on ABC.com, Robach said the mammogram was something she had agreed to do only at the request of a GMA producer, for the show’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month programming. The cancer concerns were not raised during that broadcast; viewers learned a few weeks later she had cancer and decided to have the double mastectomy.