Katie Couric has breast cancer.
The journalist, 65, revealed in an essay published on Wednesday that she received the diagnosis on June 21, 2022, which was also her eighth wedding anniversary to John Molner.
“I felt sick and the room started spinning,” Couric recalls when her breast radiologist, Dr. Susan Drossman, informed her of her mammogram results.
“I was in the middle of an open office, so I went to a corner and spoke quietly, my mouth unable to follow the questions swirling in my head,” she continued.
The former ‘Today’ co-host said she knew the feeling “all too well” as her first husband, Jay Monahan, and sister Emily Couric died of colorectal cancer, respectively. pancreatic.
But Katie found some comfort in knowing that her parents, John Martin Couric Jr. and Elinor Hene, as well as her current husband, Molner, have all overcome cancer.
The “Going There” author, however, expressed concern for her and Monahan’s daughters, Ellie, 31, and Carrie, 26.
“They had already lost a parent. The thought of losing another was unfathomable,” she wrote.
Katie shared in her essay that she underwent two pre-op procedures before undergoing a lumpectomy, also known as breast-sparing surgery, on July 14. She was able to forgo chemotherapy and started radiation therapy on September 7.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
New York Post