Stars Send Love After Katie Couric Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis

According to her post, Couric had a lumpectomy in July. “The pathology returned a few weeks later,” she wrote. “Fortunately, my lymph nodes were clean. But the tumor was bigger than expected: 2.5 cm, or about the size of an olive.”

Couric, who noted her cancer stage was 1A, then started radiation therapy in September, adding that she had her last round on September 27. She also said she had to take an aromatase inhibitor for the next five years.

The podcast host, who spoke about how cancer has affected her family, including her first husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer in 1998 and her sister Emilie Couric who died of pancreatic cancer in 2001 – said she wanted to share her experience to remind others to get checked out.

“Please have your annual mammogram,” she wrote. “I was six months late this time. I shudder to think of what might have happened if I had delayed it any longer. But just as important, please inquire if you have need further screening.”

To read the stars’ messages to Couric, keep reading:

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