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Former Irvington Resident Joan Lunden Announces She Has Breast Cancer

Former Westchester resident Joan Lunden announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer Tuesday.
Former Westchester resident Joan Lunden announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer Tuesday. Photo Credit: @JoanLunden

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Former Irvington resident Joan Lunden announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer on her website on Tuesday.

The former ABC-TV "Good Morning America" host said she decided to share the news publicly because she had spent her life "sharing my joys and my disappointments with all of you: my pregnancies, my relationships, my career. … I have shared my journey. So it certainly didn’t feel right keeping this part of my journey a secret."

Lunden, who now lives in Greenwich, Conn., also said she has already begun chemotherapy and hopes to inspire others to be more aware of their health.

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