July 31, 2007

Robin Roberts Diagnosed With Breast Cancer: Third-leading scorer in Southwestern Louisiana History and ESPN anchor Robin Roberts announced on Good Morning America that she will undergo surgery Friday to remove a malignant tumor from her breast, and will undertake a regimen of unspecified "follow-up" treatments. The three-time Emmy Winner will continue to work for ABC and ESPN as her treatment allows.

posted by The_Black_Hand to culture at 03:53 PM - 13 comments

A lot of people may not find this particularly sports-related, but since she still works for ESPN, I thought it relevant enough to post. I'll leave it with the mods. Ever since my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of 2005, I can find nothing in my heart but sincere respect and empathy for anyone faced with this devastating news. I've always thought of Robin Roberts as a class act on and off the air, and she'll be in my prayers through this ordeal.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:56 PM on July 31, 2007

I think it's relevant. My thoughts and prayers with be with her, and your wife as well.

posted by tommybiden at 04:21 PM on July 31, 2007

And add my prayers as well.

posted by Howard_T at 05:26 PM on July 31, 2007

Lost my mom and dad to the scourge within a year of each other. I still have lots of prayers left over for those battling.

posted by THX-1138 at 06:15 PM on July 31, 2007

My prayers too. She has always seemed to be a class act who knows her stuff. So much that that she went from sports to news because ABC recognized her talent. I have six sisters and a history of cancer in my family. Statisically speaking they have dodged the bullet so far, but it's always lurking there in the background.

posted by hawkguy at 06:35 PM on July 31, 2007

I had no idea she had a major college basketball career at one point. I always knew her from various ABC news programs. My thoughts and prayers.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:59 PM on July 31, 2007

Lost my mother when I was 15 to this horrible monster of a disease. I wish Robin Roberts and Mrs_The_Black_Hand all the best.

posted by scully at 07:33 AM on August 01, 2007

Condolences to all of you affected by this disease. Prayers to Robin to gather strength and hope. I saw this quote recently when looking for a gift for a friend who had a tumor removed from his brain. Some of you may have seen it..... "What Cancer Cannot Take From You If cannot take away your Faith, shatter your Hope, or lessen your Love. It cannot destroy true Friendship, invade the Soul, or take away Eternal Life. It cannot conquer your Spirit."

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 09:01 AM on August 01, 2007

Roberts seems like a class act. I wish her the best.

posted by dyams at 09:04 AM on August 01, 2007

Just to clarify, my wife is fine. She went through two surgeries, a full course of chemotherapy, and radiation treatments, but she's fine now and has had a clean bill of health ever since. I certainly appreciate your kind wishes, and so does she; I just didn't want to give anybody the wrong impression.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 09:11 AM on August 01, 2007

Live strong, Robin Roberts. Live strong, Mrs. The_Black_Hand. Live strong and beat cancer.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:13 AM on August 01, 2007

Lost a very close friend to this same cancer. My prayers go out to her, and she is a class act to the sports world. Good luck, you can wip this thing!

posted by robi8259 at 08:29 PM on August 01, 2007

Cancer is a devastating disease. My dad died of liver cancer. My mom had throat cancer and I've had lung cancer. Good luck Ms. Roberts

posted by texasred at 10:23 AM on August 03, 2007

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