Every two minutes, a woman in the US receives a breast cancer diagnosis, Katie Couric wrote on Instagram as she disclosed her June breast cancer diagnosis.
I merged with them on June 21. As #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth draws near, I wanted to share my own experience with you all, encourage you to get checked and let you know that you might be among the women who require more than a mammogram.
In an essay that was posted on her website, the former “Today” and “CBS Evening News” anchor went into more information about her diagnosis. Couric, who underwent breast cancer surgery in July and started radiation treatments on September 7, also mentioned that her sister passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 54 and that her first husband, Jay Monahan, passed away from colon cancer at the age of 42. She described having a “suspended animation experience” after learning she had cancer.
My attitude swiftly changed from shock to resignation,” Couric continued. “Why would I be spared given the history of cancer in my family? I switched from asking “Why me?” to “Why not me?”
Four days after learning of her diagnosis, Couric notified her two daughters, saying, “I FaceTimed each of them. I made an effort to be as comforting as Dr. Newman. In shock, their expressions froze. Next, shock. They then started to cry. I tried to reassure them and myself by saying “Don’t worry,” then “I’m going to be alright,” to Carrie and then Ellie. One parent had already passed away. Losing another was an inconceivable thought.
Katie Couric wrote, “On June 21st, I joined them. As #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth draws near, I wanted to share my own experience with you all, encourage you to get checked, and let you know that you might be a woman who needs more than a mammogram.
Later on in the post, Couric urged readers to get their annual mammograms. “This time, I was six months late. What might have happened if I had put it off longer makes me cringe. However, it’s equally crucial that you ascertain whether you require further testing.
Katie Couric wrote in an essay on her Katie Couric
Media website that she found out about her diagnosis on the ninth anniversary of her marriage to John Molner.
“The moment I felt nauseous, the room began to spin. Being in the center of an open workplace forced me to find a quiet spot to speak because my mouth was struggling to keep up with the questions racing through my head “She composed.