The 65-year-old journalist Katie Couric revealed in an article published on Wednesday that she was diagnosed on June 21, 2022, which also marked her eighth wedding anniversary to John Molner.
“I got nauseous and the room started spinning,” Couric recalled the moment her chest radiologist, Dr. Susan Drossman updated her on the results of her mammogram.
“I was in the middle of an open office, so I walked into a corner and spoke softly, my mouth not keeping up with the questions swirling around in my head,” she continued.
The former Today show co-host said she knew the feeling “all too well” when her first husband, Jay Monahan, and sister Emily Couric died of colon and pancreatic cancer respectively.
But Katie found some comfort in knowing that her parents, John Martin Couric Jr. and Elinor Hene, as well as now-husband Molner, had all beat cancer.
However, the Going There writer was worried about her and Monahan’s daughters Ellie, 31, and Carrie, 26.
“They had already lost a parent. The idea of losing someone else was unfathomable,” she wrote.
Katie shared in her essay that she had two preoperative surgeries before undergoing a lumpectomy, also known as breast-conserving surgery, on July 14. She was able to forgo chemotherapy and began radiation on September 7th.