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GMA’s Robin Roberts shares heartbreaking update about her health battle after host fought cancer twice

GOOD Morning America co-host Robin Roberts has shared an inspiring story about her extended health troubles as the renowned anchor reflects on her cancer battle.

Roberts, who overcame two separate cancer diagnoses, fought back tears as she celebrated 10 years since her life-saving bone marrow transplant.

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Robin Roberts overcame two separate cancer diagnosesCredit: Getty Images - Getty

The beloved GMA host praised her sister, Sally-Ann, for giving her the "precious gift" of stem cells and spread awareness for others to become a donor.

"10 years ago…I was waking up in the hospital after receiving a life-saving bone marrow transplant from my loving sister, Sally-Ann," Roberts tweeted.

"Now, more people than ever can be helped by that procedure and there are new and innovative ways to do them. Coming up on @GMA.

"To commemorate the stretch of time between my transplant and when I returned to the anchor desk…we’re going to share other inspiring stories and show how you can potentially save a life, too."

Several cancer survivors took the time to share their health stories under Roberts' tweet, with many admiring her strength.

"I remember praying so very hard for you during this time. ❤️," one fan wrote.

Florida radio host and cancer survivor Drew Garabo tweeted: "Good stuff, Robin! Happy ten year anniversary! I'm just over 60 days out from my most recent BMT using my own stem cells. I love what you're doing to save lives and inspire fellow survivors."

"Celebrated 10 yrs on Feb ‘22 after life-saving double cord blood stem cell transplant. Thanx for bringing awareness. I’m blessed that soon I will be 40 yrs old. I thought I wouldn’t live passed 30 🧡," shared another survivor.

During Wednesday's edition of GMA, the show broadcasted a segment on a man suffering from Leukemia and created the Lemons for Leukemia Challenge to get people to sign up to become a donor.

When his inspiring story ended, Roberts said that she was "grateful" to the man for turning his illness into a way to help others.

She then went on to talk to her co-hosts about how rare it is to find a match.

"Oh my Gosh. I cannot get over the innovations in the last 10 years when it comes to bone marrow transplant," she said.

Co-host George Stephanopoulos told her that he couldn't believe it has been ten years since her transplant and Roberts fought back tears as she talked about her journey.

"Every day is special," the GMA host said with tears in her eyes.

"I want to be a symbol of 'this too shall pass," Robin ended her statement.

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