Katie Couric Illness: She Hopes Sharing Breast Cancer Diagnosis Saves Lives!

On September 28th, Katie Couric announced on Instagram that she was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. Couric said she found out on June 21 that she had the disease.

In an essay published on her website on September 28th, she discussed the emotional strain of losing so many loved ones to cancer, including her first husband Jay, her sister Emily, and her mother-in-law.

If cancer runs in my family, why should I be exempt? Couric explains in her article. I went from wondering “Why me?” to “Why not me?” On September 7th, radiation was released,” she explains.


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It was my last round yesterday. Despite the fact that my left breast looks like I’ve been sunbathing without a shirt on, I’ve been feeling great recently.

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All throughout the month of October, breast cancer will be the focus of Wake-Up Call, Couric’s newsletter. If you’re curious as to which Ennio Morricone and Taylor Swift songs Couric was listening to during her radiation treatment, you can ask her to share them on Spotify if you let her know.