When ABC's longtime "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts announced she had breast cancer in 2007, viewers rallied around the Emmy Award-winning journalist as she embarked on a journey of treatment and recovery. Five years later, Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare bone marrow cancer, according to BlackDoctor.org.
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Roberts told ForbesWomen's Moira Forbes in a conference appearance that her second diagnosis came on what would have been one of the highlights of her career. On April 19, 2012, ABC's "Good Morning America" achieved the No. 1 spot in morning news. "Later that day, on April 19, the same day that we're No. 1, I was told I had one to two years to live," Roberts revealed. She later added, "You can focus on the fight or the fright. I chose to focus on the fight and not the fright."
A report in The Washington Post explained that MDS is a condition in which the bone marrow doesn't produce enough healthy blood cells for the body to function. Doctors believed Roberts developed the life-threatening disease as a result of her treatments for breast cancer five years earlier
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