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Originally posted 01/18/2016 03:40PM
Joan Lunden may have beaten cancer, but the former Good Morning America host says her life post-treatment has also been surprisingly bittersweet.
Originally posted 10/29/2015 04:40PM
"I want to be a beacon of hope to women not to be afraid to do their own self-exam," Lunden told PEOPLE at the Breast Cancer Research Foundation luncheon Thursday in New York. "Not to be afraid to go to a doctor if they think something isn't right, and not to be afraid to insist that you get that mammogram or that ultrasound if you need it."
Originally posted 09/15/2015 02:45PM
Born Wednesday, he's the second child for Lunden's daughter Jamie
Originally posted 09/11/2015 01:50PM
It's been a grueling nine-month battle for Joan Lunden, but the former Good Morning America host is now cancer-free and finally getting back to feeling like herself again.
"I just shaved my legs for the first time since a year ago," Lunden tells PEOPLE. "And I'm starting to get a little tiny bit of hair on my arms. When you've gone through this, you look at those things like, 'Am I normal again?' You kind of want to feel whole again."
Originally posted 06/19/2015 03:15PM
Joan Lunden is ready to put her battle with breast cancer behind her and embrace her "new normal." The former Good Morning America host showed off her new no-wig look at Tigerlily Foundation Young Women's Breast Health Day on the Hill on Wednesday, in Washington, D.C.
Joan Lunden Breast Cancer Battle Update: 'The Farther I Get from My Chemotherapy, the Better I Feel'
Originally posted 03/24/2015 04:00PM
Nine months after Joan Lunden went public with the news she had been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, the former Good Morning America host has finished treatment and is focused on a new mission in life.
"You go in one person, and you really do come out another," Lunden tells PEOPLE of her battle with the aggressive form of breast cancer, which included 16 rounds of chemotherapy followed by a lumpectomy and six weeks of radiation.
"I've always been a health addict for a long, long time, but frankly I can't think of a more important assignment."
Originally posted 09/27/2014 07:30PM
Joan Lunden was only planning on getting a spray tan.
But when she walked into a salon in Greenwich, Conn., on June 25, one week after finishing up her first round of chemotherapy as part of her fight against breast cancer, she was suddenly inspired to do something far more bold.
Originally posted 09/26/2014 03:00PM
When Joan Lunden was diagnosed with stage 2 triple negative breast cancer on June 9, the former Good Morning America host had to quickly choose a treatment plan. But after getting drastically different opinions, Lunden was left feeling overwhelmed.
Originally posted 09/10/2014 11:00AM
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Originally posted 09/24/2014 08:00AM
When Joan Lunden was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in June, the former Good Morning America host knew she had two choices.
"I could decide to do nothing, but that's certainly not my personality," Lunden, 64, tells PEOPLE in its latest issue, on newsstands Friday. "I was handed an opportunity to learn everything that I can about this and try to help others."
Her first move? Going public with her battle. She announced the devastating news of her diagnosis to fellow cancer survivor Robin Roberts on the ABC morning show, where Lunden left with some valuable advice.
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