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Former 'GMA' host Joan Lunden has breast cancer

Former 'GMA' Host Joan Lunden Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former "Good Morning America" host Joan Lunden says she has breast cancer.

Lunden disclosed her diagnosis on Tuesday's edition of the ABC morning show, which she co-anchored from 1980 through 1997.

She spoke with "GMA" host Robin Roberts, who has also been treated for breast cancer recently, as has "GMA" co-host Amy Robach.

Lunden said her treatment will include surgery and radiation. She said she's already started chemotherapy.

Lunden said after the initial shock of the diagnosis, she resolved to learn everything she can about the illness and go into what she called "warrior mode." She said she expects to make a full recovery.

The 63-year-old Lunden is now a health and wellness advocate. She has written eight books.

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Bob June 24 2014 at 1:35 PM

Sorry for the diagnosis, but I don't see the necessity for a public tv airing of her illness. Many, many get that same diagnosis every day but they don't get on TV and announce it, including myself and more than once. Is she looking for sympathy or what. I think it's a pretty self centered plea for sympathy..

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mrschipr June 24 2014 at 10:57 AM

All the best to Joan on her health challenge.
Check Joan s biography and you will learn what she has been doing instead of flippant comments.
She has been doing good work.
Be kind to one another, it is a good mantra.

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roseyoungstewart mrschipr June 24 2014 at 1:33 PM

mantra is a tantra mantra from the muslim kuran.

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gso752 mrschipr June 24 2014 at 9:52 PM

What are you, a damn ********* ?

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immann June 24 2014 at 11:05 AM

I've always been a true fan of Joan's and the true professionalism she brought to GMA...now it's our time to pay her back and pray for a positive outcome.

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mrschipr immann June 24 2014 at 11:18 AM

My kinda person!

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ladybaylee immann June 24 2014 at 1:51 PM

There has never been another one like Joan to host that morning show or any morning show for that matter.
With you on the prayers for her.

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twalsh4440 June 24 2014 at 12:27 PM


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Mzhuf twalsh4440 June 24 2014 at 1:09 PM

amen to that!

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gso752 twalsh4440 June 24 2014 at 9:50 PM

Huff post SUCKS out loud !

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danyelle.marks June 24 2014 at 10:23 AM

a positive attitude is half the battle. CHARGE!!!

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Beverly Doyle June 24 2014 at 1:22 PM

Hope all goes well for her - and wonder what environmental hazards are on the GMA set. For all 3 women to have some form of cancer is a bit disconcerting.

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Up Huff June 24 2014 at 12:45 PM

I wish cancer on NO one, however, I am far less sympathetic to those in the major networks that contract it. Somehow it doesn't seem to be as bad when it's diagnosed in people who have spent a good part of their lives working in a business which habitually conceals the facts and buries what it deems to be contrary to their own agendas.

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donrahilly June 24 2014 at 11:21 AM

I am so sorry to hear this about her. She's one of very few favorites of mine over the years. A real lady and I wish her all the luck.

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MERLIN June 24 2014 at 11:25 AM

one person how about the thousands of others with the same problem

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rbjrjr June 24 2014 at 2:28 PM

She bailed on her husband and children. Karma's a ....

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msanbaker rbjrjr June 24 2014 at 8:09 PM

Didn't know that, please explain more.

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