Breast cancer in the United States is one of the most common diseases among women. Recently, Katie Couric wants to warn all women to be checked regularly.
Couric shared on Instagram details about her health in a photo with a mask in the hospital that read “Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. On June 21st, I became one of them
“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.”
The journalist said that in 2020 she was unable to get the mammogram done and that she had to repeat it after a year.
The results made the doctor ask for a biopsy where he discovered that he has breast 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 recalled.
Her husband Jay Monahan died of cancer in the spine in 1998 and all other members of her family such as her sister, mother, and sister-in-law have been diagnosed with cancer.
She then accepted and faced the reality. “My mood quickly shifted from disbelief to resignation,” she recalled. “Given my family’s history of cancer, why would I be spared? My reaction went from, ‘Why me?’ to ‘Why not me?'”
Fortunately, she caught cancer in time and underwent surgery to remove the tumor mass.
Fortunately, she caught cancer very early and there was no need to undergo chemotherapy. Her story inspires us that catching the disease early makes us as far from death as possible.
“I can’t tell you how many times during this experience I thanked God that it was 2022. And how many times I silently thanked all the dedicated scientists who have been working their a**es off to develop better ways to analyze and treat breast cancer,” she wrote on her website. “But to reap the benefits of modern medicine, we need to stay on top of our screenings, advocate for ourselves, and make sure everyone has access to the diagnostic tools that could very well save their lives,” she concluded.
We wish Kai Couric a speedy recovery.