Just three days after revealing her diagnosis on the air, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts underwent "very successful" surgery for breast cancer Friday.

The 46-year-old newswoman had already left the hospital and was recuperating at home, ABC said.

"The tests following her surgery take some time to process, so when we have more information, we will update you," said ABC News spokesperson Bridgette Maney. "Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for Robin."

Roberts' mother and sisters traveled to New York from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans to be with her for the surgery. The former college hoops star and sportscaster grew up in the town of Pass Christian, Mississippi.

Roberts, who has no family history of breast cancer, said her doctors believed they caught the disease early, increasing her chances of a full recovery.

"I am so blessed that I found this in the early stages, and the prognosis is so promising that my doctor expects me to be flying planes and hanging on to submarines in the middle of the Atlantic and scaling the Mayan Pyramids in no time in the mornings to come," Roberts wrote Tuesday in a message posted on ABCNews.com.

She said she would be undergoing follow-up treatment for the cancer.

"So, in the coming months, you will probably notice that I will have my good days and my bad days, but I know I will get through it with the love and support of my family and friends," she told viewers.

Roberts began coanchoring ABC's morning program with Diane Sawyer in May 2005, having previously served as a newsreader for the show.

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