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Katie Couric reveals breast cancer diagnosis and discovery on her wedding anniversary

Katie Couric reveals breast cancer diagnosis and discovery on her wedding anniversary

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Katie Couric was diagnosed with breast cancer after a mammogram and biopsy in June 2022. The 65-year-old man found out Her diagnosis on June 21, 2022, her 8th wedding anniversary with John Molner. “I felt nauseous and the room started to spin,” Katie wrote in an essay about Katie Couric Media about how she felt at the time.

Katie was told by her doctor that “her tumor is hormone receptor positive, Her2neu negative and very treatable, especially if it is found early.” Before Today’s show co-host underwent a lumpectomy and radiation. She will have to take aromatase inhibitors for the next 5 years.

She told daughter of She, Ellie and Carrie, 4 days after she found out she had breast cancer. “I tried to be as reassuring as Dr. Newman. Their faces froze in disbelief. Then shock. Then they started crying,” Katie revealed. ““Don’t worry,” I told Carrie and then Ellie, “I’ll be fine,” trying to convince myself as well as them. They have lost a father or mother. The idea of ​​losing another person is incomprehensible. “

Katie’s beloved first husband, Jay Monahandied of colon cancer in 1998 at the age of 42. Her sister, Emily Couricdied of pancreatic cancer at the age of 54, and her mother-in-law, Caroldied of ovarian cancer.

The tumor removed from Katie’s breast was “larger” than doctors had expected. The tumor “is roughly the size of an olive.” However, the tumor size did not change her cancer stage, which is 1A. Katie’s Oncotype, her cancer recurrence is 19 years old, so she doesn’t have to have chemotherapy.

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Katie Couric at the TIME 100 Gala. (Stephen Lovekin / Shutterstock)

The journalist began radiation therapy on September 7. She underwent the last course of radiation on September 27, 2022. “My left breast looks like I’ve been sunbathing topless, but other than that, I’m feel good,” she said.

Katie ended her essay with a plea to women everywhere: “Go get your annual mammogram. This time I was six months late. I shudder to think what might have happened if I had delayed it longer. But just as importantly, find out if you need further screening.”

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