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Snellville's Amy Robach diagnosed with breast cancer after on-air mammogram

Robin Roberts, left, and Amy Robach of Good Morning America. Robach recently made the announcement that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. (Photo: ABC)

Robin Roberts, left, and Amy Robach of Good Morning America. Robach recently made the announcement that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. (Photo: ABC)

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Amy Robach of Good Morning America (Photo: ABC)

A Gwinnett native who has become a national broadcasting personality discovered her breast cancer diagnosis, after an on-air mammogram.

Amy Robach, a Brookwood High School graduate, announced Monday the diagnosis on “Good Morning America” a month after her test was aired during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“That day, when I was asked to do something I really didn’t want to do, something I had put off for more than a year, I had no way of knowing that I was in a life-or-death situation,” Robach wrote on the show’s website. “… If several producers and even Robin Roberts herself hadn’t convinced me that doing this on live television would save lives, I would never have been able to save my own.”

After making the announcement on live television, with her husband Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue in audience, Robach said she will undergo a bilateral mastectomy later this month.

Robach graduated from Brookwood in 1991 and then attended the University of Georgia where she earned a degree in journalism.