Good Morning America anchor Robin Robers beat cancer but now she’s dealing with another life threatening scare!
She announced on the ABC show this (Monday) morning that she has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disease once known as preleukemia.
She says she’ll undergo chemo and a bone marrow transplant this year as “pretreatment” for the disease, which she says she has known about for several weeks.
She says her sister is a great match for her.
While she says she’ll miss a day here and there, she’ll remain on the air.
In 2007, Roberts revealed she had breast cancer and underwent a successful surgery to treat it. Though she has been in remission since then, she revealed her new diagnosis is linked to her earlier health battle.
“Sometimes the treatment for cancer can cause other serious medical problems,” she wrote.
Roberts said she was given her diagnosis on the same day she found out “Good Morning America” beat the “Today” show in the ratings for the first time in 16 years, a historic day for the anchor team.
“Talk about your highs and lows!” she wrote.
Last month she found out she would have the chance to interview President Obama about his stance on gay marriage while she was in the hospital having bone marrow extracted.
“The combination of landing the biggest interview of my career and having a drill in my back reminds me that God only gives us what we can handle,” she said, “and that it helps to have a good sense of humor when we run smack into the absurdity of life.”
We wish her the very best!
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