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Wednesday
Dec282011

E! News' Guiliana Rancic Back at Work Following Breast Cancer Surgery

Dan MacMedan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic returned to work Tuesday after undergoing a successful double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery earlier this month in her battle against breast cancer.

She tweeted, "Back at work today since surgery. Excited to be on set of @ENews. I've missed my 2nd family (co-workers and you guys!!!) #thankful."

Rancic later told E! News, "Thankfully, I've been feeling better every single day since surgery and this weekend my doctors gave me the green light to get back to work."

She added, "Even though I moved a tad slower than usual today, everyone welcomed me back with open arms and it was a wonderful homecoming."

Rancic announced her breast cancer diagnosis in October.  She subsequently underwent a double lumpectomy that failed to completely eradicate the cancer in one breast.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Dec052011

Giuliana Rancic to Undergo Double Mastectomy

Dan MacMedan/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic announced Monday on NBC's Today show that she will undergo a double mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery next week.

The TV hostess, 37, revealed she had early-stage breast cancer in October and had a double lumpectomy later that month.  But her husband, Bill Rancic, said the couple learned during a subsequent doctor’s visit that the cancer didn’t completely clear out of one breast.

The couple has long struggled with infertility, and Giuliana revealed that that was a big part of her decision to have both her breasts removed.

Another reason for her decision, she said, was to decrease the risk of the cancer coming back.

Rancic also wants to send out a positive message to other women that instead of being something to be ashamed of, a mastectomy is a life-saving operation.

“When they first told me mastectomy was an option, I said, ‘Absolutely not. Absolutely not. I am 37 years old. I don’t want to do it’ because to me, the word was very scary and it meant I would be disfigured.”

But a close friend had the same operation, and she realized that women in that situation can be beautiful, healthy and positive, a message Rancic said is important for women.

Above all else, however, the couple said while not all women in Rancic’s situation may opt for a double mastectomy, it was the right decision for her.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Oct172011

Giuliana Rancic Has Breast Cancer

Photodisc/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Giuliana Rancic revealed Monday that she has breast cancer after doctors discovered a tumor during her latest round of in-vitro fertilization.

“It’s been a shock,” the 37-year-old E! News and Style Network host said in an emotional interview with NBC's Today show. “A lot of people have been asking, ‘We saw that you went and got IVF, so what happened? Are you pregnant?’ But sadly, we’ve had to put that off.”

Instead, Rancic will undergo surgery later this week, followed by six weeks of radiation therapy.

Having caught the cancer in its early stage, she said her prognosis is good.

“I will be OK, because I found it early,” Rancic said. “Now I truly believe God was looking out for me.”

Rancic had planned to wait until she was 40 to have a mammogram but said her IVF doctor strongly encouraged her to get one before undergoing fertility treatment because pregnancy can accelerate the spread of any potential cancer.

The cable host has long documented her struggle to have a baby on her Style Network reality TV show Giuliana and Bill with husband Bill Rancic, the first Apprentice winner. At the end of last season, the pair were going for their third round of IVF after the first ended in a miscarriage and the second failed to work.

Rancic says she will still push to have a baby after undergoing cancer treatment.

“I still want this baby...because this baby has saved my life,” she said. “If I had gotten pregnant later down the line, I could have been a lot sicker.”

Her property developer husband has been “unbelievable,” she said. “The best thing about Bill is, he lets me cry when I want to cry.”

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