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Joan Lunden Cancer: Former 'Good Morning America' Host Reveals Battle

By    |   Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 01:43 PM

Joan Lunden, former "Good Morning America" host, revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer on a return to the show Tuesday.

Lunden, 63, sat down with current host Robin Roberts, who's also battled cancer in recent years, to discuss her diagnosis, People magazine reported. Current "GMA" news anchor Amy Robach was also revealed to have breast cancer late last year.

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Lunden, who hosted from 1980 to 1997, said the breast cancer wasn't uncovered by her regular mammograms, but was found after she received an ultrasound. She said the cancer is the "aggressive kind," and that she has begun chemotherapy. Expecting a full recovery, she said she is going into treatment in "warrior mode."

These days, Lunden is primarily a health and wellness advocate, and has written eight books, including "Wake-Up Calls: Making The Most Out Of Every Day (Regardless Of What Life Throws You)," "A Bend in the Road is Not the End of the Road," and "Growing Up Healthy: A Complete Guide to Childhood Nutrition."

In a Tuesday blog post on her website titled "I Have Breast Cancer," Lunden explained her decision to go public with the news.

"I have decided to talk about my breast cancer because since the moment I took the job at Good Morning America I have lived my life sharing my joys and my disappointments with all of you: my pregnancies, my relationships, my career. ... I have shared my journey. So it certainly didn’t feel right keeping this part of my journey a secret."

After her interview with Roberts, Lunden took to Twitter to thank the show staff and her supporters.







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