Robin Roberts Prays During Partner's Cancer Battle
- Good Morning America host Robin Roberts shares her weekly prayer with fans and followers.
- Roberts is a breast cancer survivor and her partner Amber was diagnosed with the disease in late 2021. In 2007, Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she went through her health battle publicly.
- According to the CDC, 69% of cancer patients say that they rely on faith throughout cancer treatment, and use prayer as a way to call for good health.
Roberts is an ongoing source of light and wisdom for so many viewers and fans. We love her positivity and strength, even as cancer touches her life again – her partner, Amber, was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.Read More
She continues, “So how much time are you spending thinking about what that person said about you at the office or on social media? Don’t waste your time on all that pettiness. It’s a distraction. God said he will protect your reputation. Use that energy to move toward your God-given dreams….”
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Closing her video with her signature slogan, Roberts says, “Have a blessed day and be a blessing.”
Robin’s Breast Cancer Battle
In 2007, Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she went through her cancer battle publicly, raising awareness about the disease in the process. The GMA host also had to have a bone marrow transplant to treat her MDS, which is a rare type of blood cancer.
Roberts discovered her cancer while at work. She was preparing for a news story about the need for early detection for breast cancer, and she performed a self-check at home. While doing an exam on herself, Roberts discovered a lump. She treated her cancer with surgery. Breast cancer can also be treated with radiation and chemotherapy.
Current guidelines recommend that women aged 45 to 54 with an average risk of breast cancer should get mammograms annually. Mammograms screen for breast cancer and look for lumps in the breast tissue, and other signs of cancer. If you’re at a higher risk for breast cancer due to a family history of the disease, you should start screening earlier.
Prayer Through a Cancer Battle
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 69% of cancer patients say that they rely on faith throughout cancer treatment, and use prayer as a way to call for good health.
In an earlier interview with SurvivorNet, Bay Area resident and ovarian cancer survivor, Annie Tolentino, shared how prayer was critical during her cancer journey. “Without faith and without Jesus being part of my life, I don’t think how I would have been able to keep my sanity,” says the ovarian cancer survivor.
Religion was already an integral part of life for Tolentino and her family. They would pray together at night, and attend church services together each week. When she was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer, her faith became a lifeline—a way for her to stay positive through the difficult treatment process. Her belief also helped her cope with the loss of her mother from the very same cancer.
Before each mass she attended, “I would go to the little chapel that they have and write my love letters to Jesus, thanking him for helping me survive through this, survive through my disease, survive my mother passing from the same cancer,” she says.
Tolentino wasn’t alone in her prayers. “I’ve got great family members and friends who pray with me, not just pray for me but pray with me. I call them my ‘prayer warriors.’”