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Katie Couric reveals she has breast cancer



One of the most memorable moments on morning news was when Katie Couric, then an anchor for the Today Show, allowed the world to watch while she got a colonoscopy live on air.  The “stunt” was to bring attention to the colon cancer that took her husband Jay in 1998.

Now Katie is battling her own form of Cancer.

ouric, 65, began her most recent Instagram post by sharing a startling statistic — every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with the disease in the United States.

“On June 21st, I became one of them,” she wrote. “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 said she wanted to share her journey to encourage other women to keep up with their exams.

“Please get your annual mammogram. I was six months late this time. I shudder to think what might have happened if I had put it off longer. But just as importantly, please find out if you need additional screening,” she said.



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