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ABC Anchor Diagnosed With Breast Cancer After On-Air Mammogram

Amy Robach has announced that she'll be undergoing a double mastectomy on Thursday.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:23 p.m. ET

Posted on November 11, 2013, at 10:42 a.m. ET

Last month ABC news anchor Amy Robach participated in a live mammogram on Good Morning America as part of a feature to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month. On Monday morning, Robach announced on the program that the mammogram revealed that she did have breast cancer, and that she'll be undergoing a double mastectomy this Thursday.

Robach reluctantly agreed to do the segment after her colleague and breast cancer survivor Robin Roberts encouraged her to do so. Robach said, "Every producer, every person who urged me to do this, changed my trajectory."

"On Thursday, Nov. 14, I will go into surgery where my doctors will perform a bilateral mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery. Only then will I know more about what that fight will fully entail, but I am mentally and physically as prepared as anyone can be in this situation."

You can watch Amy Robach's announcement on Good Morning America here:

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An ABC spokesperson has said that Robach will be taking a leave of absence following her announcement.