The Doctors reveals colorectal cancer dangers with guest Katie Couric, who, as the spokeswoman for colon cancer awareness, delivers an impassioned plea about the importance of undergoing a colonoscopy.
“I think Jay (Monahan, Couric’s husband who died in 1998 from colon cancer) got so ripped off not seeing his daughters grow up and blossom into these fine young women, and, of course, they got ripped off, as I did, because we miss him every day,” Couric says.
“So you know, it doesn’t have to happen. It doesn’t have to be that way. I don’t want people to be diagnosed with this disease in an advanced stage and say ‘if only…if only I’ve gotten screened.’ So keep that from happening. Get screened and as I said, do it for yourself and do it for the people you love.”