Veteran reporter Katie Couric covered some personal news on Wednesday.
in her post websiteCouric shared that she was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago.
“Why not me,” she titled the article. “June 21, 2022, the first day of summer, my 8th wedding anniversary, and the day I found out I had breast cancer.”
“I felt sick and the room started spinning,” Couric wrote. “I was in the middle of an open office, so I went to a corner and spoke softly, my mouth couldn’t keep up with the questions swirling in my head.”
She explained that since her last mammogram in December 2020, her gynecologist had reminded her that she should have a mammogram.
Couric, who lost her first husband Jay Monaghan to colon cancer in 1998, said she plans to film the test to share with viewers, just as she was screened for colon cancer while working on the morning show “Today.” Check the same.
She explained that because of her dense breast tissue, she often has breast ultrasounds in addition to mammograms, as dense breasts can make it harder for mammograms to detect abnormalities.
An ultrasound revealed something, and a subsequent biopsy determined she had cancer.
“The heartbreaking, suspended feeling that I remember so well came back: Jay was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 41, and the nine months that followed were frightening and frustrating,” she wrote. Sister Emily’s pancreatic cancer that later killed her when she was 54, when her political career really took off. My mother-in-law Carol had ovarian cancer and she was battling it when she buried her son, a year After nine months, she was at rest on her own.”
She wrote that her family had better cancer outcomes, including that her mother was “diagnosed with mantle cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which has been blocked for ten years,” and her father had With prostate cancer, her now-husband John has “a coconut-sized tumor on his liver,” which was surgically removed months before their wedding.
Couric underwent surgery in July to remove a tumor in her breast that she wrote was “2.5 centimeters, about the size of an olive,” and received radiation, which ended Tuesday, she wrote.
She wrote that she opened up about her experience as a teachable moment she hopes will save lives.
“Please get your annual mammogram. I’m six months late this time,” Couric wrote. “I can’t help but think what would happen if I put it off longer. But it’s also important to find out if you need additional screening.”