Katie Couric Reveals Emotional Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Stars are sending Katie Couric their well-wishes amid her wellness journey.
After the writer precocious announced she was diagnosed with bosom crab successful June, respective celebrities took to societal media to explicit their emotion and support.
"Sending loads of emotion and airy to you," Rachel Brosnahan commented underneath Couric's Instagram post astir the news. "Thank you for sharing this." Added Julianne Moore, "Thank you for telling your story. Admire you truthful much." Kelly Ripa also included bosom and praying hands emojis.
Couric, 65, elaborate her travel to receiving her diagnosis successful a blog station published to Katie Couric Media's website connected Sept. 28. The former Today host recalled however her doc told her successful May that she was owed for a mammogram and that she hadn't had 1 since December 2020. So, Couric continued, she went successful for a screening successful June, archetypal having a 3D mammogram and past a bosom ultrasound. It was during the 2nd screening, Couric noted, that her doc decided to bash a biopsy. The anchor recovered retired the results the adjacent day.
"I felt sick and the country started to spin," Couric wrote. "I was successful the mediate of an unfastened office, truthful I walked to a country and spoke quietly, my rima incapable to support up with the questions swirling successful my head. What does this mean? Will I request a mastectomy? Will I request chemo? What volition the adjacent weeks, months, adjacent years look like?"
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According to her post, Couric had a lumpectomy successful July. "The pathology came backmost a fewer weeks later," she wrote. "Thankfully, my lymph nodes were clean. But the tumor was bigger than they expected: 2.5 centimeters, astir the size of an olive."
Couric, who noted the staging of her crab was 1A, past began radiation successful September, adding that she had her last circular connected Sept. 27. She besides said she needs to instrumentality an aromatase inhibitor for the adjacent 5 years.
The podcast host—who's spoken astir however crab has affected her family, including her archetypal husband Jay Monahan dying from colon crab successful 1998 and her sister Emily Couric passing distant from pancreatic crab successful 2001—said she wanted to stock her experience to punctual others to get checked.
"Please get your yearly mammogram," she wrote. "I was six months precocious this time. I shudder to deliberation what mightiness person happened if I had enactment it disconnected longer. But conscionable arsenic importantly, delight find retired if you request further screening."
To work stars' messages to Couric, support reading:
Sophia Bush: "Oh Katie. Sending you truthful overmuch love."
Uzo Aduba: "Love you, Katie."
Faith Ford: "Katie, you are successful my prayers."
Leslie Jordan: "We emotion you @katiecouric."
Kimberly Williams-Paisley: "So atrocious to perceive this. Thanks for utilizing your communicative to beryllium an advocate, arsenic always. Sending emotion and prayers for speedy healing."
Nia Vardalos: "Katie, I emotion you."
Busy Philipps: "Love you truthful overmuch Katie."
Sharon Stone: "Holy freaking Toledo kid I had nary thought I'm lasting by if you request a happening Xo."
Hilaria Baldwin: "Love you."
Melinda Gates: "Thinking of you."
Marlo Thomas: "God bless! And love."
Jenny Mollen: "Proud of u Katie."
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