Dr Oz: Katie Couric On Colon Cancer & Colonoscopies
Katie Couric joined Dr Oz to discuss her decision to undergo a live colonoscopy on The Today Show. Katie was hoping to educate people, saying she believes a lot of people didn’t know that colon cancer is highly preventable. Colon cancer has a 90% cure rate if it’s detected early. She wanted to put it all out there in the open, considering it’s the second-leading cancer killer of men and women in America and there are things people can do.
She claims people were too timid to even talk about colon cancer or colonoscopies. She didn’t want people to be left saying “if only” like she was when her husband died of colon cancer at age 42. Their daughters were just 2- and 6-years-old and she didn’t want other families to “suffer the same fate” that her family did. She also wanted to show that it wasn’t that bad so everyone should do it.