In a taped Good Morning America segment today, Amy Robach delivered wonderful news to viewers:
She has completed treatment for breast cancer!
"Today marks my eighth and final round of chemotherapy," the co-anchor said. "This is my final treatment. The doctors say I graduate today."
Robach announced her diagnosis in November and said at the time she plans on undergoing a double mastectomy.
"I decided to have most of my medical moments remain private, but this one I wanted to share," Robach said. "This is a huge milestone for me and for anyone else who has battled cancer, and I join the ranks of 2.8 million U.S. women who are breast cancer survivors."
Along with the photo collage above, the journalist wrote on Twitter: "I wanted to share this moment with you to encourage anyone facing this battle."
Just a few weeks ago, Robach received positive professional news as well:
With Josh Elliott leaving GMA, she has been promoted to daily co-anchor of the ABC program.
In today's video, Robach described her 20 weeks of chemotherapy treatment as an "uphill battle" and acknowledged that some days were "much harder than others," adding:
"I was one of the lucky ones, only losing about one quarter of my hair. But no one escapes all of the side effects, both physical and emotional...
"I plan on living each day to the fullest, thankful and grateful, and encouraging so many women who are out there, who are still in the thick of it, who have yet to fight this fight, that you can do it, you can get through this one step a time."