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.
“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.”
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