Katie Couric reveals she has breast cancer

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This summer, Katie Couric was diagnosed with stage 1A breast cancer.

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Breast cancer is diagnosed every two minutes in the United States. On June 21, I became one of them.

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During an ultrasound and mammogram, the former Today show host received her diagnosis.

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Couric sits in a hospital waiting room wearing a face mask and robe in her post.

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I wanted to share my story with you all in preparation for #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth and encourage you to get screened.

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Couric decided to record the routine testing during the appointment to remind others to do the same.

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After her mammogram and ultrasound, Couric's doctor asked them to stop filming.

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Couric was informed by her doctor that the lump was cancerous following a biopsy. She wrote that she felt sick and that the room spun.

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The questions swirling in my head kept me quiet as I walked to a corner in an open office.

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Couric has suffered from the disease. Two years later, her sister Emily Couric died of pancreatic cancer.

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She also lost her mother to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, while her father to prostate cancer.

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