Amy Robach on Factors Impacting Her Breast Cancer Treatment Decision

Amy Robach
Published: Saturday, Mar 12, 2016



Amy Robach, breast cancer survivor and Good Morning America news anchor, describes her diagnosis of a 2 cm tumor in her right breast that appeared isolated on ultrasound and other subsequent scans. Despite appearing to be an easy tumor to remove via lumpectomy, Robach opted for a bilateral mastectomy. She made this decision to avoid follow-up scans, biopsies, and to provide added peace of mind.

During the mastectomy, the surgeon found a second malignant tumor that had previously not been detected. Additionally, Robach's sentinel lymph nodes were also found to be positive. After having both tumors and 13 nodes removed, her final diagnosis was stage 2, ER-positive breast cancer.

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Amy Robach, breast cancer survivor and Good Morning America news anchor, describes her diagnosis of a 2 cm tumor in her right breast that appeared isolated on ultrasound and other subsequent scans. Despite appearing to be an easy tumor to remove via lumpectomy, Robach opted for a bilateral mastectomy. She made this decision to avoid follow-up scans, biopsies, and to provide added peace of mind.

During the mastectomy, the surgeon found a second malignant tumor that had previously not been detected. Additionally, Robach's sentinel lymph nodes were also found to be positive. After having both tumors and 13 nodes removed, her final diagnosis was stage 2, ER-positive breast cancer.

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