11 November 2013 6:16 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

American TV viewers have become accustomed to watching morning infotainment on-air talent having various health checkups since Katie Couric had her celebrated on-air colonoscopy more than a decade ago. Most recently, Matt Lauer and Al Roker got their prostates checked on Today, and last month, ABC News’ Amy Robach got her very first mammogram on ABC’s Good Morning America as on-air talent across the morning infotainment-show landscape plugged Breast Cancer Awareness month. What viewers are not used to is that TV personality announcing, not long thereafter, that they have breast cancer and will have a double mastectomy. That “first” fell to Robach, a few weeks after her October 1 on-air mammogram resulted in a cancer diagnosis. On Gma this morning, and in a post on ABC.com, Robach said the mammogram was something she had agreed to do only at the request of a Gma producer, and that she had »

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