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Robin Roberts Gives an Upbeat Update about Her Health Issues

“I’m so grateful to be able to take on this new role … I’m just very grateful to be doing as well as I am.”

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Robin Roberts, the co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America, has given an upbeat update about her struggles with breast cancer and myelodysplastic syndrome to Us Weekly/

She shared some good news about her heath at the New York City premiere of “Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story,” a Lifetime TV movie she is producing under her banner “Robin Roberts Presents.”

She told Us Weekly, “I am doing so well. I’m so grateful to be able to take on this new role … I’m just very grateful to be doing as well as I am.”

The 59-year-old said recently traveled to the Maldives with her longtime partner Amber Laign. She told Us that her health battle intensified her adventurous spirit. “I’m not one of those people that says, ‘Oh, cancer’s the best thing that ever happened to me.’ No, but I am very grateful that it heightened [my] sense of adventure,” said Roberts.

“And there’s no time to waste,” she added. “So I feel that everyone shouldn’t wait for a diagnosis or anything like that to happen.”

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Recommending people not to compare, Roberts said, “I know everyone always feels that what they’re going through is the biggest or is bigger than somebody else’s or something like that. I don’t think that you should compare because truly, everybody’s got something.”

“And my life lesson is, ‘This too shall pass.’ I’m a living, breathing example of ‘This too shall pass.’ I have a little placard in my dressing room that says, ‘This too shall pass. … Now would be good.’ We want to get through it, but I understand that the reason why things are placed in our path is for us to learn from and to share with others.”

After taking a medical leave for myelodysplastic syndrome, she tweeted “This Too Shall Pass” in February 2018.

Myelodysplastic syndrome is a rare blood and bone marrow disease, resulting in a blood marrow transplant. In 2007, Roberts also survived a battle with breast cancer.

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