NEW YORK — Katie Couric announced Wednesday that she had been diagnosed with breast carcinoma and underwent radiation and surgery this summer to remove the tumor.
Couric, who was famously tested for colon cancer in 2000 on Today, posted her diagnosis in an essay on Her Website. She stated that she hoped it would inspire other women to get tested.
Couric, 65 years old, was diagnosed with cancer on the first day. She wrote that she received her last radiation treatment Tuesday.
She wrote that her left breast felt like she’d been sunbathing on top, but that it was normal and I feel fine.
Jay Monahan, Couric’s first husband died from colon cancer at the age of 41 in 1998. Emily, her sister, was 54 when she succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2001. Couric wrote that her family history was a reason she should be spared. Couric wrote, “Why would I be spared?” My reaction was from “Why me?” to “Why not me?”
Katie Couric has given up on trying to be likeable for so many years.
Former Today host and CBS Evening News host, she claimed she recorded her mammograms and breast biopsy in the hopes of sharing them with her followers. However, her doctor demanded that she turn off the cameras after she explained to her that she needed a biopsy.
Couric received a call the next day, telling her that she had breast cancer. She needed to come up with a plan.
She said, “I felt sick and the place started to spin.”
On July 14, she had a lumpectomy and started radiation treatment on September 7.
“Why are you telling me all this?” She asked. She asked.
She said, “Please have your annual mammogram.” I was six months late. It makes me shudder to imagine what would have happened if it had been put off for a longer time.