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Updated: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:41:32 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

Amy Robach reveals she has breast cancer after on-air mammogram



ABC News correspondent Amy Robach says she has breast cancer, a month after she was given a mammogram on the air for a Good Morning America story. She will have both breasts removed in surgery on Thursday. (© Photo by Brian Ach/Invision for Advertising Week/AP Images, File)

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach says she has breast cancer, a month after she was given a mammogram on the air for a Good Morning America story. She will have both breasts removed in surgery on Thursday. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision for Advertising Week/AP Images, File) Brian Ach/Invision/Advertising Week/Associated Press

ABC News correspondent Amy Robach says she has breast cancer, a month after she was given a mammogram on the air for a Good Morning America story.

Robach said Monday she'll have both breasts surgically removed Thursday.

She was asked by producers to have the mammogram for a story because she was 40, an age where women are encouraged to be more vigilant checking for breast cancer. She said a doctor told her the mammogram saved her life.

Robach was a frequent fill-in on ABC's morning show while Robin Roberts was fighting a serious blood and bone marrow disease.

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