Amy Robach agreed to a mammogram screening last month as part of a viewer awareness segment on Good Morning America.
And she's fortunate she did:
In an interview with Robin Roberts today, the reporter opened up about being diagnosed with breast cancer during the exam.
"It's still hard for me to say the words out loud. I have breast cancer," Robach told her colleague, adding that her family has no history of the disease.
Surrounded by husband Andrew Shue (with whom she has two daughters and three stepsons) and other GMA cast members, Robach added:
"Telling my children was the toughest part. But that's when you get strong, because you have to be strong for other people."
Robach doesn't know at this time whether the cancer has spread or what stage it is in, but she knows her plan going forward: "I have decided to have a bilateral mastectomy."
Roberts, of course, has overcome breast cancer and a rare blood disorder in the past few years and she squeeze Robach's hand during the interview.
"I'm so grateful that I got the mammogram that day. Robin's words still echo inside of me 'If I got the mammogram on-air and saved one life then it's all worth it' she had said. It never occurred to me that that life would be mine," Robach said.
We send her our very best wishes.