American journalist Katie Couric shared a health update with her fans amid her breast cancer battle. The Katie Couric Media founder revealed at the 45th annual Kennedy Center Honours that she is doing better than ever, stating that she was very fortunate because early detection is everything. Read on to learn more about the anchor’s battle with breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Is Curable
Katie Couric, who rocked a custom pink silk faille strapless gown, at the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday (Dec. 4), shared her health update on the red carpet, stating:‘I’m doing great. I’m feeling great. I’m really lucky. Like one in three women, I was diagnosed with cancer. But I was very fortunate because early detection is everything and it was detected early.
The 65-year-old Katie Couric Media founder mentioned that she’s ‘feeling great’ and is ‘really lucky’ during the recent appearance. The co-host of “Today” also shared that breast cancer is not only treatable, but it’s curable. “And that’s why everyone needs to get screened,” she added.
“I know that early detection saves lives. And I know a lot of people skip their mammograms because of the pandemic. And I wanted to make sure people knew that they have to get their mammograms,” Katie revealed.
She also added, “If they have dense breasts, they should talk to their medical provider about getting ultrasounds. I made it my mission to try to increase cancer awareness. So, this is just another step towards that goal.”
Even though her journey is personal, Katie’s been actively raising awareness about this disease. “I think we all need to be advocates for our own health and support cancer research,” she noted. “So one day, you know, we’ll see the end of cancer. Maybe not in my lifetime, but hopefully in my daughter’s lifetime.”
Katie’s Battle With Breast Cancer…
Katie Couric is one of the lucky women who got an early detection. The television personality revealed that she was stunned when she was informed about her diagnosis in September. If you aren’t aware, Katie was found with ‘Stage 1A Cancer’, which was caught early enough that it could be treated.
FYI, Katie has been a firm supporter of preventive testing over the years. However, she opened up that she missed her latest mammogram during the pandemic. When she made an appointment, the doctor found something on her breast and asked her to go for a biopsy.
After being detected with breast cancer in September, the 65-year-old anchor shared on Instagram: Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. On June 21st, I became one of them.”
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“As we approach #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, I wanted to share my personal story with you all and encourage you to get screened and understand that you may fall into a category of women who needs more than a mammogram.” She also shared a link to katiecouric.com where she keeps posting her essays to raise awareness of the condition.
“Call for your mammogram and ask if you should be getting a breast ultrasound! And if someone is struggling with cancer, please reach out to them and give them the love you’ve shown me today. Thank you, everyone,” she concluded in her post. Katie went under the knife on July 14 and later began radiation treatment on September 7, undergoing her final session last week.