A Tale of Two Cancer Survivors
- Robin Roberts and Amber Laign have finished taking some time to rest after Amber’s radiation treatment for breast cancer was completed. The GMA co-anchor recently posted a cute photo of videos of her and Amber’s dog after spending time in their “happy place.”
- Robin and Amber have been together through many highs and lows over their relationship—including each of their battles with breast cancer.
- Robin received her breast cancer diagnosis in 2007 after finding a lump while, ironically, preparing a news segment on performing self-checks.
- It’s important to maintain a positive attitude, both during and after cancer treatment. The emotional well-bring of patients will thrive if they maintain gratitude and optimism.
The GMA co-anchor revealed she and Laign’s reviving getaway has come to an end shared with an adorable photo of their dog Lukas, a Tibetan spaniel-Papillion mix, sticking out his tongue on Instagram. The Instagram post was datelined Key West, Florida.Read More
One supportive fan comments, “We missed you ‘on the tube’ but glad that you guys got to recharge … I find a lot of joy in watching you guys’ life so thank you for it! (So so happy Amber got to ring the bell!!)” Another writes, “I’m glad you and Amber were able to rest, relax and recharge. But will be happy to see you back on GMA. Prayers and healing vibes for Amber’s continued recovery.” A third Instagrammer says, “Glad you enjoyed your getaway and celebration! You were missed but know you needed this time away! Work-life balance is definitely needed.”
Robin Roberts and Amber Laign’s Breast Cancer Battles
Throughout their nearly 17-year relationship, Robin and Amber have remained together throughout the good and the bad, including their battles with breast cancer.
Robin received her breast cancer diagnosis in 2007. She was diagnosed after discovering a lump in her breast as she was preparing for a news segment on performing self-checks. Thankfully, she was able to treat her cancer with surgery. Breast cancer can also be treated with chemotherapy and radiation.
Back in February, Robin revealed that Amber now has to face breast cancer as well. And despite Amber experiencing complications with chemotherapy, she was able to complete chemotherapy and radiation just this month.
It is currently unknown what additional treatment Amber will require, but many patients, depending on what type of breast cancer they have, will have to take a pill for a number of years. It is also unknown whether Amber already had surgery or not.
Mental Health Through Cancer
In a recent interview with SurvivorNet, Dr. Zuri Murrell, a colorectal surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, says “a positive attitude is really important” during a fight with cancer.
He explains, “My patients who thrive, even with stage 4 cancer, from the time that they, about a month after they are diagnosed, I kind of am really good at seeing who is going to be OK.
According to Murrell, patients who have gratitude in life and are positive are “probably going to live the longest, even with bad, bad disease.”
Contributing: Marisa Sullivan