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Robin Roberts Says Partner Amber Laign Has Paused Cancer Treatment

Robin Roberts and Amber Laign
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The Good Morning America anchor opened up about the "complications with the chemotherapy" that her longtime love is experiencing.

Robin Roberts has opened up about her partner Amber Laign's decision to temporarily pause her breast cancer treatment due to experiencing "complications with the chemotherapy."

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Roberts maintained a positive attitude about the development in her partner's treatment. "They're working it out. We're gonna figure it out. The prognosis is still very good," she explained. "I'm just thankful that her spirits have been lifted. Recently it was a little tough there when -- because she just wanted to get through it and to have this wrench thrown in our way -- but I was able to tell her, as most people [who] have gone through cancer, this happens."

Roberts previously shared back in February that Laign, her partner of nearly two decades, had been diagnosed with breast cancer the previous year and had undergone surgery.

The two are no strangers to this struggle, as Roberts previously had her own battle with breast cancer with Laign as her support system. She was diagnosed in 2007 with breast cancer, then myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), which causes bone marrow abnormality, in 2012. She was treated with a bone marrow transplant at the time.

Roberts, who was on ET to promote her book Brighter by the Day, said her own advice proved helpful while she was struggling. "'Robin, you have this book. You're talking to people about their valleys and how to get out of it and so, why don't you just actually listen to your own words?'" she shared. "It's human nature to ... you know, 'Why me?' and then I was like, 'Why not me? Why not me? I can handle this. I have the strength. I've been through this. I can help Amber. She's helping me, so I turned 'Why me?' into 'Why not me?'"

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