ABC News correspondent Amy Robach has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Robach appeared on Monday’s “Good Morning America,” where she confirmed the diagnosis after undergoing a televised mammogram early last month, according to “The Hollywood Reporter.”
“I had been putting it off for a year, between traveling around the world for work and running around with my kids to school and ballet and gymnastics,” she said in a video (via “THR”). “Like so many women, I’d just kept pushing it off.”
Though Robach was surprised by the diagnosis, her treatment plan is already in place. She will next undergo a bilateral mastectomy on Thursday before reconstructive surgery.
“I would have considered it virtually impossible that I would have cancer. I work out, I eat right, I take care of myself and I have very little history; in fact, all of my grandparents are alive,” she wrote in an ABCNews.com post.
The journalist, who is married to “Melrose Place” alum Andrew Shue, has five children together, all from previous relationships.