Robin Roberts Says She is 'Appreciative' & 'Grateful'
- Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts says she is “immensely appreciative” in a new post focusing on gratitude. Roberts is a cancer survivor and her partner Amber was diagnosed with breast cancer late last year.
- In 2007, Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she went through her cancer battle publicly, raising awareness about breast cancer in the process.
- Expressing gratitude and keeping a positive mindset can help during health battles like cancer; in some cases, positivity can lead to an improved prognosis.
Roberts recently celebrated her 20-year anniversary at Good Morning America and her “GMA family” was on hand to support her. She praises the PR team especially, calling them “instrumental.” We love how Robin Roberts always finds a way to shed a light on others.Read More
In a new post shared to Instagram, the Tuskegee, Alabama, native writes, “Immensely appreciative of my entire @goodmorningamerica family for this morning…especially my incredible RR team pictured here! They were instrumental in everything that happened to celebrate my 20 year anniversary. Truly humbled and grateful to all for making this a day I will forever remember and cherish. Blessings to all.”
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Robin Robert’s Cancer Battle
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.
Gratitude Through Cancer
Robin Roberts is a shining example of someone who focuses on posititivity 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.”