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CHARLESTON, SC -

ABC News correspondent and former South Carolina TV anchor Amy Robach says she has breast cancer, a month after she was given a mammogram on the air for a "Good Morning America" story.

Robach, who used to work at WCBD Channel 2 in Charleston, was asked by producers to have the mammogram for a story because she was 40, an age where women are encouraged to be more vigilant checking for breast cancer.

She had the test performed on Oct. 1 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The 40-year-old TV reporter said a doctor told her the mammogram saved her life.

Robach was a frequent fill-in on ABC's morning show while Robin Roberts was fighting a serious blood and bone marrow disease.

Robach said Monday she'll have both breasts surgically removed Thursday.

Robach worked at News 2 in the late 1990's as an anchor and reporter.  She left the Lowcountry to work in Washington DC before taking a job at The Today show in New York.

Robach was married to Tim McIntosh. They had two daughters before divorcing in 2008

Robach met former Melrose Place star Andrew Shue in April 2009 at a book party and by September of that year they were engaged.

 They were married on Robach's 37th birthday, February 6, 2010.

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