Amy Robach has been openly sharing her breast-cancer journey with viewers – from her on-air mammogram, to her unexpected diagnosis, to her grueling treatments. And now, she celebrates her last round of chemotherapy.
The Good Morning America news anchor announced Friday what doctors called her “graduation” from chemotherapy, and Robach, 41, reassured other women battling the disease that they can find their strength.
“I join the ranks of 2.8 million women who are breast-cancer survivors,” she said in a clip filmed during her last treatment.
“And I plan on living each day to the very fullest, thankful and grateful, and encouraging so many women out there who are still in the thick of it, who have yet to fight this fight, that you can do it. You can get through this, one step at a time. And I am there for you, I am there with you.”
She added: “With my eighth and final chemo complete, I will start on a new journey, helping raise awareness about early detection, and letting women everywhere know, ‘You can kick cancer’s butt!’ ”
Returning from the clip to the live broadcast, Robach explained with a laugh: “I actually wanted to say another word, but they wouldn’t let me. ‘You can kick cancer’s bleeeep!’ ”