“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.”
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.