Robin & Amber Share Wishes of Peace & Joy
- Good Morning America host Robin Roberts – along with partner and fellow cancer fighter, Amber – shares wishes of peace and joy for others on Roberts’ social media.
- Roberts is a cancer survivor and her partner Amber was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2021; she had surgery and chemotherapy for treatment. In 2007, Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she went through her cancer battle publicly, raising awareness about breast cancer in the process.
- Keeping a positive mindset can. help make the cancer battle easier, and may – in some cases – lead to an improved prognosis.
Roberts, who is a native of Alabama, writes, “Sweet Amber & I wishing you and all you hold close to your heart peace & joy this blessed Sunday.”
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We love how Roberts and Amber continue to focus on the positives of life, even in the face of adversity like health battles.
Amber’s & Robin’s Breast Cancer
Roberts’ partner Amber, was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2021, and Roberts shared the news on social media in February 2022. She said the prognosis was “good.” Roberts said, “It’s my turn now to be there for her as she was there for me [through my cancer battle].” The GMA host shared that Amber, who she has been with for 17 years, had surgery and chemotherapy as part of her cancer treatment.
In 2007, Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she went through her cancer battle publicly, raising awareness around 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.
Focusing on the Good Through Cancer
Robin Roberts and her partner Amber are wonderful examples of people who focus on positivity and gratitude through a health battle, or the health battle of a loved one, like her partner Amber.
Focusing on hope, and maintaining a positive attitude through a cancer battle can help. Anecdotal evidence from SurvivorNet experts points to how a positive mindset can impact a cancer prognosis. One oncologist at Cedars-Sinai tells SurvivorNet in an earlier interview, “My patients who thrive, even with stage 4 cancer, from the time that they, about a month after they’re diagnosed, I kind of am pretty good at seeing who is going to be OK. Now doesn’t that mean I’m good at saying that the cancer won’t grow,” he says.
“But I’m pretty good at telling what kind of patient are going to still have this attitude and probably going to live the longest, even with bad, bad disease. And those are patients who, they have gratitude in life.”