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Katie Couric shared on her website that she has breast cancer.

She titled the essay, “Why NOT Me?”

She said she found out on June 21, 2022-the day of her 8th wedding anniversary. Katie shared that her doctor reminded her she missed her 2021 mammogram. When she went for her 2022 mammogram she was filming it as she had done before for her colonoscopy. Her doctor asked her to stop filming and that is when she found out.

Katie wrote about the moment the doctor told her it was cancer, “I felt sick and the room started to spin. I was in the middle of an open office, so I walked to a corner and spoke quietly, my mouth unable to keep up with the questions swirling in my head. ”


She said she is sharing her story as we approach October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to encourage women to get their mammograms. 

“During the month of October, we’ll be covering every aspect of breast cancer: the latest diagnostic tools, treatments, and prevention strategies as well as sharing first-person accounts. And of course, I’ll have more on what I’m learning as I navigate my own diagnosis.”

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