I finished reading this book a few days after the American Cancer Society came out with new guidelines on women receiving mammograms.  They have raised the age to 45 and have also recommended women over the age of 55 only get this done every other year.  Amy Robach, an anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America, was 40 when she found out she had breast cancer.  She had no previous risks or family history that would make her a likely candidate for cancer. 

The fact that she even found out was a fluke as she was just “doing” her job by having a mammogram on the show to bring awareness to breast cancer. 

This book, written by Robach, takes you through her personal journey with cancer.  I found this book emotionally gripping and brutally honest.  

The surgeon recommended one course of treatment for Amy.  After consulting her brother Eric, who is a physician, she decided to have a bilateral mastectomy followed by chemotherapy treatments.  This ended up being a very smart choice.  Amy chose to keep working at a job she loved while fighting the fight of her life.  She was able to do this because of the amazing support of her family and friends.  

I think this book is an essential read for any woman, whether or not you or your loved ones have been touched by cancer.  For me, I will use the American Cancer Society recommendations as guidelines not rules.  I will choose to have a mammogram each and every year.  Thank you Amy.  

Reviewed by Brenda Rodammer

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