Monday 18 December 2017

News anchor told she has cancer in TV test

Amy Robach: the US news anchor, having a mammogram on TV, which found she has breast cancer
Amy Robach: the US news anchor, having a mammogram on TV, which found she has breast cancer

David Millward

The anchor on one of America's most popular news shows found out she had breast cancer after partaking in a mammogram as part of her programme.

On October 1, in front of millions of viewers, Amy Robach underwent the mammogram, as part of the "pink pledge"to encourage more women to get tested for breast cancer.

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with the disease.

She was persuaded to undergo the test by Robin Roberts, a colleague on the show and herself a breast cancer survivor.

Ms Robach (40), a mother of two, was called back for follow up tests, which confirmed she had the disease. Writing on ABC's website, she said: "I thought I was going back in for a few follow-up images, only to find out in a matter of hours that I had breast cancer.

"The doctors told me bluntly: 'That mammogram just saved your life.'" (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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