“So, when my breast radiologist Susan Drossman said, ‘Can you turn off your phone?’ I was like, ‘Uh-oh, what does that mean?’ And she said, ‘I think there is something we really need to biopsy and I want to do it today.’ So, I thought, ‘Oh my god, you must be kidding me.'”
Couric said her doctor called the next day and told her that her biopsy results came back as cancer. “I was pretty stunned,” she added. “And I think those words, ‘it’s cancerous’ or ‘you have cancer,’ do stop you in your tracks. But she told me it was treatable, we needed to have a plan. So, I went from feeling shocked to not that shocked to relieved.”
The New York Times best-selling author—who shares daughters Ellie, 31, and Caroline (Carrie), 26, with late ex-husband Jay Monahan—said she waited a few days to call and tell her daughters so she could process the news.