Nell’ultimo anno, Katie Couric è stata più disponibile che mai. Il suo libro di memorie del 2021 “Going There” è stato sicuramente all’altezza del suo titolo: Couric ha toccato le sue faide con i coetanei Diane Sawyer, Deborah Norville e altri, mandando in frantumi la dolce immagine dello spettacolo “Today” che alcuni potrebbero aver avuto di lei. La giornalista ha anche parlato delle sue lotte personali, che includevano un disturbo alimentare, e ha toccato lo scandalo delle molestie sessuali dell’ex collega Matt Lauer. Delle persone che pensavano che avesse rivelato troppo, Couric ha detto a NPR: “Il mio obiettivo nella vita non è più quello di accontentare le persone … Penso che se sei semplicemente simpatico, non sei molto interessante”. Non importa come ci si sente riguardo al contenuto del libro, è difficile discuterne.

Katie Couric was diagnosed with breast cancer on her anniversary

In a new Instagram post, Katie Couric shared a photo of herself in a waiting room, wearing a white robe and face mask (seen above). She captioned the post with a harrowing statistic: "Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. On June 21st, I became one of them." Couric then encouraged her followers to get screened for breast cancer, saying they "may fall into a category of women who needs more than a mammogram."

Couric expanded on her diagnosis in a personal essay, sharing that the sad news coincided with her eighth wedding anniversary. She also revealed her family history of cancer: Her sister Emily died of pancreatic cancer at 54, and her first husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer in 1998. However, others were luckier: Couric's mother was diagnosed with mantle cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and her father had prostate cancer, but both were treated successfully. Reflecting on her family's health issues, she said, "Why would I be spared? My reaction went from 'Why me?' to 'Why not me?'"

In addition to her diagnosis, Couric also wrote about her treatment plan. She started receiving radiation in early September, and just finished her final round. The news icon credited music with helping her get through it, saying "Maybe I'll put my radiation playlist on Spotify." We'd love to see the songs that inspired her!


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