News

Joan Lunden battling breast cancer

Joan Lunden battling breast cancer

BATTLING BREAST CANCER:The longtime newswoman says she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Photo: Associated Press

TV veteran Joan Lunden went public with her breast cancer fight during an interview on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday.

Lunden, the longest-running host of the show, returned to “GMA” to tell current presenter Robin Roberts about her diagnosis earlier this month.

She explained, “I heard those words that every woman fears and never wants to hear, ‘You have breast cancer’. In the beginning, it’s such a shock. It’s a stunner… For me, I’m a health advocate, I’m all over America talking to women, saying, ‘Make sure that you get all of your check-ups all the time.’ You almost feel like, ‘What did I do wrong?’

“Because we found it early, I was able to tell (my children) that mommy’s going to be okay… I have the more aggressive kind, and so it’s going to be the chemotherapy and the surgery and the radiation. So I’ve got that journey ahead.”

Lunden, 63, hosted “GMA” from 1980 to 1997. She is a mother to seven children, who range in age from nine to 33.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

in Entertainment

If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

in Music

This week’s top pop songs

taylorswift

LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

This week’s top R&B tracks

averysunshine

LISTEN: This week's top R&B tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

Pharrell heading to ‘The Simpsons’

pharrell

The "Happy" hitmaker and the famous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore to the Grammys are heading to Springfield.