ABC's Amy Robach to have double mastectomy

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.

FILE - In a Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, ABC News correspondent Amy Robach is seen at Advertising Week in New York. Robach says Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 that she has breast cancer, a month after she was given a mammogram on the air for a �Good Morning America� story. She will have both breasts removed in surgery on Thursday. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision for Advertising Week/AP Images, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — 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.

Robach said Monday she'll have both breasts surgically removed Thursday.

She was asked by producers to have the mammogram for a story because she was 40, an age where women are encouraged to be more vigilant checking for breast cancer. She said a doctor told her the mammogram saved her life.

Robach was a frequent fill-in on ABC's morning show while Robin Roberts was fighting a serious blood and bone marrow disease.

Associated Press
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