According to her post, Couric had a lumpectomy in July. “The pathology came back a few weeks later,” she wrote. “Thankfully, my lymph nodes were clean. But the tumor was bigger than they expected: 2.5 centimeters, roughly the size of an olive.”
Couric, who noted the staging of her cancer was 1A, then began radiation in September, adding that she had her final round on Sept. 27. She also said she needs to take an aromatase inhibitor for the next five years.
The podcast host—who’s spoken about how cancer has affected her family, including her first husband Jay Monahan dying from colon cancer in 1998 and her sister Emily Couric passing away from pancreatic cancer in 2001—said she wanted to share her experience to remind others to get checked.
“Please get your annual mammogram,” she wrote. “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.”
To read stars’ messages to Couric, keep reading: