Journalist Katie Couric has been diagnosed with breast cancer

I got nauseous and the room started spinning, 

The former Today show co-host said she knew the feeling 

But Katie found some comfort in knowing that her parents had all beat cancer 

Katie shared in her essay that she had two preoperative surgeries 

She was able to forgo chemotherapy and began radiation on September 7th. 

Please get your annual mammogram 

Head over to Couric’s website to read her essay in its entirety.