ABC correspondent and anchor Amy Robach - who underwent a double mastectomy for advanced breast cancer three weeks ago - returned to "Good Morning America" yesterday, saying "I feel remarkably well. Mentally, it's another challenge because that was phase one." Robach also told viewers and colleagues that she would continue to work while undergoing chemotherapy.
Her treatment begins Dec. 16 and will continue for four months, she said. Robach, 40, discovered her cancer after undergoing an on-air mammogram in October to launch "GMA's" coverage of Breast Cancer Awareness month. She later said that during surgery her doctor had found an other previously undetected malignancy and that it had spread to a sentinel lymph node. "It forces you to live in the moment," she said of her surgery and recovery. "I think that's a good lesson for everyone. If you look at the positive out of this, there are days if you let your mind wander, it's fairly devastating."
As you can see from this clip — and Newsday app readers please go newsday.com/tvzone to watch this — she looks her usual self, which is fairly remarkable.
(Wondering what level of detail she gets into in the People profile because there's not much here. I remember getting a thoughtful note from one reader last month who said it would be especially helpful for other women facing a similar challenge to understand how her decision-making process unfolded, notably what stage she was diagnosed to be in and how that informed her doctors' counsel, and so on .?.?.)