ABC anchor finds cancer in an on-air mammogram
November 13 , 2013
TV journalists often get a standard medical test on-air in order to inspire other people to do the same. However, this time the ending wasn't pretty: ABC's Amy Robach got her first mammogram on the popular show Good Morning America and actually found out she had cancer.
The journalist revealed that she had been postponing the procedure for over a year.
"If several producers and even Robin Roberts herself hadn't convinced me that doing this on live television would save lives, I would have never been able to save my own," she wrote, revealing her diagnosis. "I was also told this, for every person who has cancer, at least 15 lives are saved because people around them become vigilant. They go to their doctors, they get checked.