Former Good Morning America Host Joan Lunden
Takes on Breast Cancer as the Opportunity of a Lifetime

In 1980, aspiring news anchor Joan Lunden broke into the media spotlight by landing a job co-hosting ABC’s Good Morning America. Over the course of her nearly two-decade run on the show, Joan se­cured her position as one of most popular and respected media personalities in the business.

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Joan Lunden

“People say that nobody goes through breast cancer and comes out the same person. And they’re absolutely right.”

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Celebrity Cancer Survivor

The Story of the Stomachless Chef

Renowned chef Hans Rueffert’s culinary roots run deep. When he was only four years old, his parents bought the Woodbridge Inn, a hotel and restaurant nestled in historic downtown Jasper, GA. Hans grew up working in the restaurant’s kitchen alongside his German chef father, washing dishes, shucking oysters, preparing salads, and generally loathing the family business. It wasn’t until Hans, at 18 years old, learned how to cook that he fell in love with the culi­nary arts.

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Diagnosis: Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer begins when nor­mal cells in one or both kidneys change and grow uncontrollably, forming a mass called a tumor. Several types of kidney cancer can develop, in­cluding renal cell carcinoma, transitional cell carcinoma (also called urothelial carcinoma), sarcoma of the kidney, and Wilms tumor.

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Leaving Fear and Uncertainty Behind
A Plan for Embracing New Choices and Opportunities

Everyone experiences feelings of uncertainty now and then. But as a cancer survivor, you may find yourself wrestling with a unique type of uncertainty – the possibility of cancer recurrence. This fear of your cancer returning can linger long after treat­ment ends.

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Managing Speech and Swallowing Complications Resulting from Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer often results in significant functional changes in speech, voice, and swallowing. These problems can occur as a result of the disease or of the treatment. It is important to have a thorough and real­istic understanding of the functional effects of treatment because the restora­tion of communication and the ability to swallow may be critical to your treatment decision.

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One Foot in Front of the Other
Why You Should Keep Moving through Cancer

You probably already know that exercise is an important part of staying healthy and can even help prevent disease. But what if you have cancer? What can exercise do for you?

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After

A Poem by Gail Presnell-Jones

Today is the day I’ve decided
That I will not die.
Or at the very least,
I’ve decided that I’ll try

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