Robin Roberts Good Morning America
Robin Roberts Good Morning America, Robin Roberts, an anchor on ABC’s Good Morning America program who beat breast cancer five years ago, said on Monday she has myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood disorder triggered by her cancer treatment. Roberts, 51, who expects to undergo a bone marrow transplant this fall with her sister as a donor, learned of the diagnosis on the same day that GMA beat NBC’s Today show in viewer ratings for the first time in 16 years, she said in a statement on the network’s website.
“Talk about your highs and lows!” Roberts said. “My doctors tell me I’m going to beat this – and I know it’s true,” she said in the statement. The network’s medical correspondent, Dr Richard Besser, said in a statement on the website that he was consulting with Roberts about MDS, a rare malignant disorder of the bone marrow that typically affects elderly people and can sometimes be the result of cancer treatment. (Reuters)