Joan Lunden on Her Battle with Breast Cancer: 'Time to Go into Warrior Mode'
The former Good Morning America host and mother of seven takes on the fight of her life
Joan Lunden has always prided herself on staying on top of her health.
Every year, the former Good Morning America host, 63, would go in for a mammogram and a follow-up ultrasound – an extra precaution for women like her with dense breast tissue – and breathe a sigh of relief as she walked out the door.
“You come out of there like, ‘Yes! One more year I’m okay,'” Lunden told GMA during a June 24 visit.
But this year, when her doctor returned with ultrasound results on June 9, Lunden felt as if something was different.
“I could just tell by her demeanor [that something was wrong],” she said.
“Then, I heard those words that every woman fears: ‘You have breast cancer.'”