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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.
Originally posted 09/06/2014 08:00AM
As the investigation continues into the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers's death following a routine outpatient procedure, a video clip has surfaced in which the legendary comedian confesses her concerns about anesthesia – and reveals she has a heart condition.
Originally posted 09/05/2014 08:45AM
Joan Lunden's family just got a little bit larger!
The former Good Morning America host's daughter Lindsay Krauss Weinberg welcomed baby girl Parker Leigh on Aug. 30.
"Everything is wonderful and this has been the most amazing experience ever," Weinberg tells PEOPLE.
"Part of what has made it so incredible is that we're experiencing it with our families right by our side! My mom was literally with me at the hospital even though I know she didn't feel well at 1 a.m. as I was in labor," she adds. "She came right back at 6 a.m. when Parker was born! It was truly the most special experience ever."
Originally posted 07/07/2014 12:00PM
The former Good Morning America host and mother of 7 takes on the fight of her life
Originally posted 07/04/2014 11:45AM
Joan Lunden has always prided herself on staying on top of her health.
Originally posted 07/02/2014 07:00AM
When Joan Lunden was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, or TNBC – a rare and aggressive form of the disease – the former Good Morning America co-host was initially "shell-shocked." But Lunden turned a corner quickly and is focusing on finding strength through the love and support of her family, fans and colleagues.
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