Robin Roberts ready to tackle MDS, friends sub for her while on leave
By April MacIntyre Jul 27, 2012, 14:51 GMT
Robin Roberts - Westminster Abbey - London, UK © Landmark / PR Photos
You have to give credit to Robin Roberts, the cancer survivor faces yet another tough health battle, but she looks amazing and none worse for the wear.
The radiant Good Morning America" anchor will take medical leave around the end of August for her bone marrow transplant.
"It's fascinating-slash-scary how to prepare yourself for something like this," Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, shared while on the ABC panel at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills.
Roberts, 51, said that ABC News' Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric are among those who would be filling in during her absence. Others mentioned: talk-show host Kelly Ripa and panelists from the ABC talk show "The View."
Roberts previously revealed she was suffering from the blood and bone marrow disease known as myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS.
She says she's feeling recurrent fatigue from her condition, but she says she's been energized by "Good Morning America" ratings dominance over NBC's "Today."
Roberts says, "That's pretty good medicine."
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