ABC's Robin Roberts faces another serious health battle
By April MacIntyre Jun 11, 2012, 16:08 GMT
Robin Roberts - "Good Morning America" - get well quickly © Landmark / PR Photos
ABC and HBO correspondent Robin Roberts, currently an anchor on ABC's "Good Morning America," is facing another serious health challenge.
The former athlete beat breast cancer five years ago. Treatments from this allegedly are believed to have triggered myelodysplastic syndrome.
On the show's website, Roberts, 51, explained she would have a bone marrow transplant this fall fortunately with her sister as a match donor.
She made the news known as GMA beat NBC's "Today" show in viewer ratings for the first time in 16 years.
"Talk about your highs and lows!" Roberts said on the website.
"My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this - and I know it's true," she said in the statement.
MDS is a rare malignant disorder of the bone marrow that typically affects elderly people and can sometimes be the result of cancer treatment.
Roberts' treatment begins today, when she receives a drug to prepare her for the bone marrow transplant. She will stay off the air for several months after the transplant to recover.
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