Five years ago, "Good Morning America's" Robin Roberts beat breast cancer. Now the anchor faces another life-threatening illness.
Roberts revealed today she has a blood and bone marrow disorder called MDS.
Robin will have to undergo chemotherapy before getting a bone marrow transplant later this year.
Monday, ABC6 spoke to a doctor at Rhode Island Hospital who specializes in blood disorders. Doctor James Butera says the disease usually affects people who are 65 and older.
Because Robin is in her early fifties, she may have a smoother recovery.