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Joan Lunden Talks About Her Battle With Cancer; Graces the Cover of People Magazine; Shows Off Her New Bald Look

Joan Lunden posed for a mesmerizing photo on the cover of People Magazine this week.

The former "Good Morning America" host shaved her head and showed off her bald look as she battles through breast cancer.

As of late, Lunden, 64, is battling an aggressive form of breast cancer and she explained her drive to pose completely bald for the said magazine.

"I had to make this big decision about whether or not to do the cover with no hair. It certainly isn't the comfortable way to go, but I decided I was going to try and help others and show women that this isn't the end of the world. You can do on - and that was hugely empowering," she told the publication.

Several months ago, Lunden confirmed that she was battling breast cancer in an interview with cancer survivor Robin Roberts, Yahoo reported.

"I was handed an opportunity to learn everything that I can about this and try to help others," she said.

Lunden also revealed that it was Roberts who helped her gain some valuable insights into her illness very early on.

"Robin told me waiting for your hair to fall out is excruciating. So I didn't want to wait. You know it's going to happen one of these days and you are wondering how and when, so I just owned it," she explained.

Despite her decision to shave off her head, Lunden admitted that she was greatly affected by how much her look changed afterwards, CBS Local noted.

"I'm almost reluctant to say it because it sounds superficial. But when you lose your hair, it just affects the way that you look at yourself in the mirror. You feel less feminine, pretty or desirable, and it's not an easy thing to go through," she revealed.

At present, Lunden is already focusing on her recovery after a successful surgery earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter noted.

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