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Journalist Joan Lunden Discusses Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

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Roy Firestone interviews longtime journalist, author and television host Joan Lunden on her recent breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Lunden announced her diagnosis of breast cancer in June and has been public about her cancer experience. She tells Firestone that she has been overwhelmed with people's support since sharing her journey. "The fact that these people take the time every day to just write a little message or pray for you, stay strong, or they share tips or advice. It has been a very big part of my healing and just keeping me strong," she says. Lunden recounts how the cancer was first identified--not during a routine mammogram, but by ultrasound. Lunden shares a conversation she had in a past interview with the well-known breast cancer surgeon, Susan M. Love, on dense breast tissue and the need for additional screening for certain women. For the past few years, Lunden said, she has been getting both screening procedures because past mammograms showed the journalist had dense breast tissue. "To me, one of my great passions is to make women more aware of their bodies, their breasts and the fact that they need to know whether or not they have dense breast tissue," she says. Lunden also shares how she made the decision to get a second opinion, results of her genetic testing, and how she made her final treatment choice. "We decided to go with this latest regimen, which seemed to us to be the one that would maybe give me my best chances for success and my best chances to not have a recurrence of the disease." CURE magazine will feature Lunden's story in the February 2015 issue. You can subscribe to CURE for free at www.curetoday.com/subscribe.
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zumaira ali (7 months ago)
http://livestylevogue.com/breast-cancer-risk-fectors-sign-and-treatments/ Breast Cancer Risk Fectors
Tt Lola (9 months ago)
I just got diagnosed with denser breast and was told I have 2 mass and was told through an ultra sound,it was fribrocyst. Then he wanted to do another test. But why do another test,when it shows negative for cancer.
Christopher Casey (2 years ago)
I'll tell you, she looks great. Get well Joan

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