You go girl!
On Wednesday, Joan Lunden chatted with Matt Lauer and Hoda Kotb on the Today show to discuss her journey from breast cancer patient to warrior. Fierce!
As we previously reported, the news anchor went in for a routine mammogram and ultrasound last summer — only to discover that she had triple negative breast cancer in her right breast. Whoa!
But it seems after one year, Joan is doing great and cancer free!
“I’m doing well, I feel great. I’m not back to my old self. If you think you can go through 9 months of treatment, of rigorous chemotherapy, of 6 weeks of radiation every day and just bounce right back, you know, I’d like to think that happens but it doesn’t.”
Not only did the veteran journalist share her experience with the public, but she became an influential advocate for women struggling with the disease:
“I knew early on this would be way more than just my own breast cancer journey. Nobody wants to get cancer, but I’m very excited about the fact that now I can actually make a difference in the world.”
Talk about being a glass-half-full kind of person!
“I went from being a patient, kind of a victim, to being a warrior and fighting for my own survival, to being a survivor and now an advocate. I made that turn into advocacy here [on TODAY], right out there on that plaza.”
And it seems the blonde beauty has no intention of slowing down anytime soon! The inspirational star has launched ALIVE with Joan — an online TV channel for patients, survivors, and their families!
Joan to took to Twitter and shared:
Be sure to ch-ch-check out her inspirational interview (below)!
[Image via NBC News’ ├óΓé¼╦£TODAY’.]