A week after ABC News correspondent Amy Robach underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery to treat her breast cancer, colleague and breast-cancer survivor Robin Roberts shared with Closer how her friend is coping.
“Amy is doing well, thank you for asking,” Roberts told Closer at the Reeve Foundation Gala. “Just how it all happened has us still reeling. But she's home from the hospital, we've been talking with her, she's eager to continue working as much as she can through the long process, but she's in great spirits and the surgery went well and we can't wait to have her back.”
Robach found out she had breast cancer after getting an on-air mammogram to promote Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. Roberts told us that she had to convince Robach to go through with it.
“She came to me before going on the air to do the mammogram and I told her about how … it could help people. And little did we know, she was going to be the one who was going to be helped,” Roberts said. “So it has made me relive that time and what a great opportunity we had to educate people.”
A year ago, Roberts was in the hospital after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and underwent a bone marrow-transplant in October 2012.
“I just can't believe it, a year ago she was there for me," Roberts said. "I was home on bed rest and now I'm here for her.”