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Joan Lunden Discloses Breast Cancer Diagnosis on ‘GMA’

Joan Lunden, who has served one of the longest tenures as a host of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” returned to the program this morning to talk being recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I have covered many stories about breast cancer over the years but I never actually thought this would happen to me. I have shaped my career around health & wellness advocacy so it seemed natural to share my story,” Lunden said in a statment. “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.”

She found a sympathetic audience at the show. Current hosts Robin Roberts and Amy Robach have discussed their own breast-cancer diagnoses on the program in recent months.

Lunden’s treatment will include a lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation and she is expected to make a full recovery, according to a statement from her publicist. Lunden, who hosted “GMA” between 1980 and 1997, is involved in a host of activities, including working as a health and wellness advocate and serving as spokeswoman for Murad skincare, a product made by a privately held firm.

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