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Joan Lunden Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Joan Lunden returned to Good Morning America on Tuesday morning, June 24, to reveal some very personal news with viewers. The television journalist announced that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Joan sat down with GMA‘s Robin Roberts, who also battled breast cancer in 2007, saying that she will undergo surgery, and will also do chemotherapy and radiation treatments. “I heard those words that every woman fears and never wants to hear, ‘You have breast cancer,'” she revealed to Robin and viewers. “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 checkups all the time.’ You almost feel like, ‘What did I do wrong?’ Joan, continued, “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.” Joan is the mother of seven children, all between the ages of 33 and nine.

After her appearance on Good Morning America, Joan tweeted her thanks to Robin and the entire GMA team, writing, “Thank you to @robinRoberts and my @gma family for all your support this morning.” The journalist herself was on the show for 17 years, leaving in 1997.

Something like this is always sad to hear. However, it’s inspiring that Joan is in good spirits, and plans to fight! Thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this difficult time.

Image via Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

GMA’s Robin Roberts Health Scare

If you are a fan of Good Morning America, you may have already heard, but co-anchor Robin Roberts is dealing with another health scare.

On Monday, Robin Roberts gathered with her team to make a special announcement to her viewers regarding a new challenge she will face.

She explains she is dealing with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a bone marrow disease found in 12,000 new cases per year. Robin says she will receive chemotherapy treatment as well as bone marrow transplant from her older sister later in the year.

“My doctors tell me I’m going to beat this, and I know it’s true,” Robin Roberts says to the viewers. Things are especially promising for Robin Roberts because of her good health and her young age.

When the news broke, well wishers spoke out over Twitter, including Michelle Obama who tweeted:

 

Not to mention how inspiring Robin Roberts story was! According to Dr. Richard Besser who Robin Roberts states has been a great resource and support system for her, the BeTheMatch.org site, a donor database registry, crashed at one point.

He tweeted:

 

As a fan of Good Morning America, I am sending out my support to Robin Roberts!

Click here to find out more information on BeTheMatch.org