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Robin Roberts’ partner completes radiation therapy for breast cancer

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Robin Roberts celebrates the end of radiotherapy for his longtime partner, Amber Laign, as part of her treatment for breast cancer.

“Sweet Amber is finishing her radiotherapy, a very important phase of her treatment!” the “Good Morning America” ​​anchor captioned an Instagram video Monday that showed Laign ringing the cancer ceremony bell at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

“We thank you both for all your well wishes and prayers,” Roberts continued. “Proud of her and all the other Thrivers for your courage and grace during a difficult time. This is indeed my #mondaymotivation 🙏🏾.

In the short clip, the massage therapist and businesswoman read a plaque on the wall and said, “My treatment is over, class is over and I’m on my way.”

She then rang the bell three times and took off her hat to jump up and down before joining several people within earshot who cheered her on.

Robin Roberts’ partner Amber Laign has celebrated a victory in her ongoing breast cancer treatment.
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On his Instagram Story, Roberts also posted a boomerang video showing Laign doing his “good dance after ringing the bell!!”

The longtime broadcaster announced in April that Laign had to put his treatment on hold due to “complications with chemotherapy.”

“They are working on it. We will understand. The prognosis is still very good,” Roberts told Entertainment Tonight at the time, noting that Laign’s “spirits” took a hit after hearing the news.

Roberts posted a video of Laign ringing a cancer bell after finishing radiation therapy.
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“But I was able to tell him, like most people [who] have gone through cancer [know]it happens,” added the TV host, who fought her own battle with breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2007.

In February 2022, Roberts revealed that Laign, who she has been dating since 2005, was diagnosed with breast cancer end of 2021 and was operated on in January.

She explained to her Twitter followers that she would be “away from ‘GMA’ once in a while” to help Laign navigate her health journey — just like Laign did for her.

“It’s my turn now to be there for her like she was for me.”

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Laign danced and clapped in the short clip.
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In 2012, years after beating breast cancer, Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a condition in which blood-forming cells in the bone marrow become abnormal.

She received a bone marrow transplant thanks to her sister, but the procedure kept her in the hospital for an entire month.

“I felt like I was dying,” Roberts told People of the experience. “I couldn’t eat or drink. I couldn’t even get out of bed.

Robin Roberts and Amber Laign
Roberts, who has been dating Laign since 2005, also battled breast cancer.
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She admitted to ET during the April interview that it’s “human nature” to ask, “Why me?” However, she said she learned to change her perspective.

“I was like, ‘Why not me? Why not me?’ I have the strength. I lived that. I can help Amber,” she recalled. “She helps me, so I shot ‘Why me?’ to ‘Why not me?’