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Former GMA Host Joan Lunden Opens up about New Mindset after Beating Cancer

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 16, 2020
01:20 A.M.

Joan Lunden, the former “Good Morning America” host, battled and won against breast cancer more than six years ago. In a new candid interview, the star opened up about her past battle.

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Joan Lunden, 70, has had a long and fulfilling life that has had some good times and some bad ones. Fans will recognize Lunden as a former host of ABC’s “Good Morning America (GMA).”

She worked on the morning television show for around two decades. Since leaving the show, and amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the star has made sure to keep working and keep busy.

Joan Lunden at the screening of "RX: Early Detection A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee" during The Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2018, in New York City | Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Joan Lunden at the screening of "RX: Early Detection A Cancer Journey With Sandra Lee" during The Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2018, in New York City | Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Speaking to “Closer Weekly,” Lunden noted how busy she has been this year in particular. While some people have lost their jobs or taken on less work as they spend more time with their families, the former GMA host confessed:

“It’s strange to say, but I’ve had one of my busiest years ever, without leaving my house!”

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The star is meant to launch a new season of her PBS show, “Second Opinion with Joan Lunden.” She also has a brand new podcast show that talks about aging called, “Why Did I Come into This Room?”

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Just when one thought she was done, the television personality has also recently taken part in a remote symposium and luncheon for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Lunden revealed how the country had more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors thanks to the extensive research that is being done.

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When she isn’t working, the former GMA host makes sure to show her family some love. Lunden and her husband, Jeff Konigsberg, are parents to two sets of twins Kate and Max, 17, and Kimberly and Jack, 15. “

The star is also a parent to three adult daughters from her previous marriage. In her interview with “Closer Weekly,” the television personality discussed her battled against Stage 2, triple-negative breast cancer.

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Her diagnosis happened six-and-a-half years ago and for a year she had to go through radiation, aggressive chemotherapy, and surgery. She recalled how she spent that year bald.

Part of the changes Joan Lunden underwent while diagnosed was to start eating healthy with the help of a nutritionist.

However, the good news was that after five-years she was declared cancer-free. She revealed to the publication that within the first day of her diagnosis, she had educated herself about the cancer.

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Lunden wanted to make her struggle an opportunity for her to impact women’s health in a significant way. She also noted how women were diagnosed with breast cancer every two minutes in the US.

The star explained the impact her battle had brought into her life. She shared how she’d become so appreciative of life, each day, and people who supported her through her struggle.

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The television personality speculated how battling a life-threatening disease led survivors to want to help those struggling with the same diagnosis. Part of the changes she underwent while diagnosed was to start eating healthy with the help of a nutritionist.

She’s since kept part of her diet by not including dairy as much as possible and cutting out sugar as much as she can. Lunden noted how the changed diet also helps her as an older woman because losing weight becomes harder.

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