Katie's Crusade

Colon cancer is one of the deadliest and most preventable malignancies. What you need to know about the disease--and the surprisingly painless test that could save your life

It's been just two years since Katie Couric's husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer at age 42. Looking back, the popular co-host of NBC's Today show recalls that the only clue they had that anything might be wrong was that Monahan, who worked as a TV legal analyst, often felt tired and achy. That wasn't too surprising. He'd been busy covering O.J. Simpson's civil trial for MSNBC, shuttling back and forth between California and the home he shared in New York City with Katie and their two young daughters. Says Couric: "We thought it would get better when his schedule...

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