Joan Lunden Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Joan Lunden Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Lunden returns to “Good Morning America” to discuss diagnosis with breast cancer survivors Robin Roberts and Amy Robach

Former “Good Morning America” host Joan Lunden returned to the show Tuesday to say she has been diagnosed with breast cancer and to discuss her treatment with breast cancer survivors Robin Roberts and Amy Robach.

Lunden said she expects to make a full recovery after a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. After serving as the longest-running “GMA” host (she appeared from 1980 to 1997), she went on to become a health and wellness and family caregiving advocate.

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“I have covered many stories about breast cancer over the years but I never actually thought this would happen to me,” she wrote in a statement. “I have shaped my career around health and wellness advocacy so it seemed natural to share my story. I've started chemotherapy and while I don't know how I'll look and feel down the road, I am assuming the best because that is how I live my life.”

Roberts battled breast cancer in 2007 and 2008 before a recent battle with a bone marrow cancer.
Robach was diagnosed with breast cancer last year while undergoing a mammogram for a “GMA” story.

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