Robin Roberts

The adored Good Morning America anchor underwent surgery and then chemo and radiation for breast cancer in 2007. Roberts worked as much as she could during the treatment, telling ABC that she was going public with the news “in case you tune in and it looks like Kojak is sitting next to Diane [Sawyer, my cohost].” But her treatment for breast cancer is known to cause to the rare blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome, which nearly killed her in 2012. Fortunately, Roberts beat that too, thanks to a bone marrow transplant from her sister.

In 2019, Roberts appeared in a Lifetime PSA for its “Stop Breast Cancer for Life” initiative, which ran throughout October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month), in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

In 2022, Roberts announced that her partner, Amber Laign, had also been diagnosed with breast cancer.