Robin Roberts Prepares For Bone Marrow Transplant

Robin Roberts of Good Morning America smiling in a red dressGood Morning America anchor Robin Roberts is set to undergo a bone marrow transplant sometime next month to treat myelodysplastic syndromes, a disease of the blood and bone marrow that she was diagosed with earlier this year.

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The Good Morning America cohost will be taking a leave of absence from GMA while she undergoes the transplant.

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“It’s fascinating-slash-scary how to prepare yourself for something like this,” Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, told reporters.

The 51-year-old TV veteran admitted to having “moments of fatigue,” but she also said she’s excited about GMA’s recent gains on the Today show in the every-competitive morning ratings race.

“The run that we’ve had has truly energized me,” Roberts said. “It’s pretty good medicine, I gotta say, to be taking!

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Roberts, who has been coanchoring Good Morning America since 2005, said last month that her condition, MDS (formerly known as preleukemia), was a complication of the chemotherapy and radiation treatments she underwent for breast cancer.