The Good Morning America host says she's confident she'll be okay

By People Staff
Updated August 23, 2007 02:30 PM

Good Morning America host Robin Roberts is optimistic after breast cancer surgery earlier this month – saying the prognosis is “quite good.”

“The cancer is out of my body and I’m healing from the surgery,” Roberts, who underwent surgery on Aug. 3, tells the Associated Press. “Hopefully, the plan now is to keep it out.”

Roberts’s ordeal began last month, when she discovered a lump during a routine self-examination. On July 31, she announced her condition on the air to GMA viewers.

Adds Roberts: “I did find it in the early stages. I am very confident and they (doctors) are very confident that it is going to be fine. The road getting there is going to be a little bumpier than I anticipated and they anticipated. I am better off than so many people who find it so late and that is why I am grateful and that again is why my battle cry is early detection.”

The host, 46, says she will be waiting several weeks before undergoing more treatment, and it’s unclear whether she will face chemotherapy.

Meanwhile, her decision to return to work at GMA so quickly did not sit well with her mother – whom she said “was fussing at me.”

But, says, Roberts, “When it comes to cancer it is personal. It’s not one size fits all. You have to do what is right for you.”