Katie Courica television icon, the fight against breast cancer.
The 65-year-old former ‘Today’ presenter has just revealed she was diagnosed in June. Cancer is no stranger to Katie…she lost her first husband, Jay Monahan, colon cancer in 1998. Her sister died of pancreatic cancer and her mother-in-law died of ovarian cancer. She said, “My mood quickly changed from disbelief to resignation. Given my family’s history of cancer, why would I be spared? My reaction went from, “Why me? to why not me?”
Katie said: “Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. On June 21, I became one of them. As #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth approaches, I wanted to share my personal story with all of you and encouraging you to get screened and understand that you may belong to a category of women who need more than a mammogram.”
She went on to describe her struggle… “I felt sick and the room started spinning. I was in the middle of an open office, so I walked to a corner and talked softly, my mouth unable to follow the questions swirling in my head.”
Katie had surgery in July. She started radiation therapy earlier this month.