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- Here’s How Breast Cancer Inspired Giuliana Rancic to Completely Change Her Beauty Routine
- Ask the right questions
- Rely on your support system
- Clean your routine
- Less is more
- When in doubt, take a walk
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- E! News Host Giuliana Rancic Talks About Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Baby Hopes [VIDEO]
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Survivor Giuliana Rancic, 45, Found Her Breast Cancer After a Mammogram During Fertility Treatment — Now She Has a Beautiful Boy
Giuliana Rancic and her husband, Bill Rancic (Image source: localmomscoop).
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“I have no family history of cancer, so can’t I just skip that one?” Rancic recalled asking her doctor in a passage from her 2016 memoir entitled, “Going Off Script: How I Survived a Crazy Childhood, Cancer, and Clooney’s 32 On-Screen Rejections.”
Rancic went on to write that her doctor’s nurse had responded, “Sorry, it doesn’t matter whether you’re twenty-six, thirty-six, or forty-six… If there’s estrogen-positive breast cancer and you get pregnant, nine months of hormones can fuel the cancer.”
Giuliana Rancic’s memoir, “Going off Script,” in which she candidly shares some of the toughest parts of her fertility and cancer journey. (Image source: Amazon).
Rancic complied and went in for the mammogram fully confident that it would turn out all-clear. But Rancic was called back in for repeat testing after a speck showed up on her mammogram only to have the same speck show up again. Her doctor told her she would need a needle biopsy. Rancic complied and got this test, too — still fully confident that she did not have breast cancer.
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Rancic’s confidence at that time was not unwarranted. After all, as Dr. Connie Lehman, Chief of the Breast Imaging Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, told SurvivorNet in a previous conversation, 10 percent of all women get called back for further testing after a mammogram, and 80 percent of those women end up being “totally fine.” Given that Rancic did not have a family history of cancer or any known mutations linked to breast cancer, the odds were in her favor.
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It wasn’t until Rancic was sitting in the waiting room at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about to receive her results that she recalled in her memoir, “I started getting a really weird vibe. Something just came over me.”
Rancic was indeed diagnosed with breast cancer. It was early-stage — so very treatable — but hearing the words, she wrote, made her “lose it.”
“I didn’t know anything about cancer, except you die,” Rancic wrote bluntly. “You lose your hair, and then you die.”
Of course, Rancic was not accurate about that part; she is still alive today, and is doing incredibly well. After a surgery called a lumpectomy failed to remove all of her cancer cells, Rancic underwent a double mastectomy to remove both her breasts (after which she had reconstructive surgery) and starting on a hormone therapy pill called tamoxifen. She was able to beat her breast cancer and return to work, but her challenges did not end there. The treatment meant she had to rule out the possibility of ever getting pregnant on her own.
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After how much Rancic and her husband had gone through in their efforts to have a baby, the news was devastating, Rancic wrote. But ultimately, when they decided to go a different route and have a child by way of a surrogate mother, things began looking up. The couple had one of their fertilized embryos (which they’d had frozen before her breast cancer treatment) implanted in the uterus of a surrogate woman named Delphine, and nine months later, they were finally parents to a little boy they named Duke.
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Several years later, Giuliana and Bill tried to repeat the surrogate procedure with the remaining embryos that they had frozen to give Duke a sibling, but their surrogate tragically had a miscarriage. The news was again devastating — but at that point, Rancic recounted in her memoir, something shifted within her and she decided to begin “letting the chips fall where they may.”
“I turn forty in triumph,” Rancic wrote. “I feel more beautiful than I ever have, gloriously alive in this body that’s been crooked, infertile, cancerous. I realize that something inside me has been shifting, that what I’m seeking now is affirmation, not approval, a gift I can only give myself.”
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Duke is now seven years old, and Rancic has started a foundation called “Fab-U-Wish,” which helps women with breast cancer look and feel their best while also supporting groundbreaking research.
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Rancic and Bill have now also partnered with the C3 Prize (Changing Cancer Care), a challenge sponsored by Astellas Oncology that funds ideas to improve cancer care other than treatment for both patients and their caregivers. Ideas are submitted by the public.
Ultimately, just sharing their difficult journey with the public at all has helped a remarkable amount of women. “Once we showcased our journey on ‘The Giuliana and Bill Show,’ there still isn’t a day that goes by when someone doesn’t come up to one of us and says, ‘Thank you, my wife got a mammogram after watching the show,’ or ‘Thank you, my parents now know what we’re going through with fertility,’” the couple shared with People magazine in May.
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Here’s How Breast Cancer Inspired Giuliana Rancic to Completely Change Her Beauty Routine
You’ve seen her on your TV screen and probably remember when she was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2011. Today, E! host Giuliana Rancic credits her strong support system for getting her through that difficult time, along with some key lifestyle changes.We recently had the chance to catch up with Rancic at a pop-up shop for the bra brand ThirdLove in New York City’s Soho neighborhood. The event was co-sponsored by ThirdLove, Genentech, a biotechnology corporation, and the charitable organization Living Beyond Breast Cancerin honor of Rancic’s new campaign, Not One Type, which is raising awareness for the fact that not all breast cancers are the same.
At the event, Rancic opened up about what it was like to get her diagnosis. “When I found out I had breast cancer, I was 36 years old with no family history,” she recalled. “It was such a shock and I was going through IVF, and my doctor told me I had to get a mammogram before treatment.” To get through those trying times, Rancic leaned on the phrase “This too shall pass”; she’d repeat it over and over again to the point where she could believe it and keep going.
Here, five pieces of advice Rancic has for other breast cancer patients.
Ask the right questions
Rancic stressed how important it is for women to ask their doctors questions after getting a breast cancer diagnosis. “When you get diagnosed, it’s very scary and one thing I tell women going through it is ask the right questions,” she said. “A lot of women don’t realize what the questions are to ask, so if you go to notonetype.org, there’s actually a list that you can print out or take a screenshot and bring it to your doctors office and ask those questions. They’re the perfect questions to ask.”
Rely on your support system
Going through a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery was “hard, very hard,” Rancic said. Luckily, she had “an incredible husband by my side and my whole family so I got through it one day at a time.” The things that had seemed so important before her diagnosis suddenly no longer mattered, she added. “I wasn’t worried about anything else: my hair, my makeup, all of that stuff that I usually focus on at work, I wasn’t worried about that, it was just about getting healthy.”
Clean your routine
Her diagnosis inspired Rancic to change her entire lifestyle. “I started taking a much closer look at everything, from what I was eating and drinking to what I was putting on my body,” she said. “I did a lot of research and I changed a lot of the products I was using and I really started to focus on clean beauty.”
Less is more
Rancic told us that coconut oil is one of her beauty MVPs. “I use a lot of coconut oil and I’ll scent things with lavender,” she said. “I went online and found ways that people were making face masks and using eggs and ingredients that I had at home and of course buying things as well.” She also uses coconut oil to take off her makeup (“it’s the most amazing makeup remover!”) since it moisturizes and doesn’t irritate her skin.
Rancic has also cut through the clutter of her medicine cabinet and is left with only the staples, most of which she makes herself. “I really simplified my beauty regimen and I don’t really have a lot of stuff anymore,” she said. “There’s this trend in beauty where less is more and it’s not about how much you have, but it’s just using the right things.”
When in doubt, take a walk
For some, self care means putting on a sheet mask or lighting candles, but Rancic swears by something a little different. “I enjoy my ‘me time’ by walking around the city, whatever city I’m in,” she told us. “We live in Chicago and even on a cold day when people would rather be inside, I love putting on eight layers, a big coat, hat, scarf, gloves and getting totally bundled up and just walking down Michigan Avenue for an hour.”
This habit helps the busy TV star “get the stress out” and relax.”Some people do yoga, some people meditate, I just love feeling alive,” she said. “I think that had something to do with going through breast cancer … I’m such an active person and for a long time, I felt low energy and I was in bed a lot—so I don’t take for granted the fact that I have legs that work and a strong body that I can go outside and just walk.”
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Giuliana Rancic knows you probably think she’s too thin and she agrees. But the E! host says it’s not what you think.
In a new interview with People magazine, Rancic is finally speaking out about rumors that she’s battling an eating disorder, telling the publication things have “gotten out of hand.”
“Some people were saying, ‘The cancer is probably back.’ And they were accusing me of every eating disorder. I thought to myself, ‘God, if someone really thought I had an eating disorder, what a horrible way to approach it,” she told the magazine.
Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and underwent a double mastectomy after an initial lumpectomy did not successfully remove all of the cancer from her breast.
Today, while the 40-year-old is healthy, she says the cancer-suppressing medication she’s been prescribed since 2012 has had an effect on her metabolism.
Rancic calls the rumors surrounding her appearance and the attention to her body “really hurtful.”
“I’m sorry that some people think I’m disgustingly skinny, as they put it, but there’s nothing I can do. I’m lucky that I even have the type of cancer that reacts to the medicine,” she told People. “I eat a very robust, healthy, balanced diet and dessert almost every night. I’m not hiding from anything.”
In fact, Rancic says the weight loss has been difficult for her.
“I look in the mirror and it’s hard for me. I am really thin. I want to look fit and beautiful and sexy, and I can’t,” she said.
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Exploring Different Breast Cancer Treatments
Just weeks after announcing she had breast cancer, Giuliana Rancic has decided to undergo a double mastectomy and immediate reconstruction. Rancic said the decision was not an easy one, but that she wanted to take the stigma away, saying, “At first the word ‘mastectomy’ seemed so scary to me, but after doing the research and seeing the advancements, the surgery has come a long way in the past 20 years. The results can be incredible.”
Still, a mastectomy is just one option. In light of this news, we decided to explore some of the different breast cancer treatments available. While each case of breast cancer is obviously different, and picking a treatment option will depend on many factors, such as the size of the tumor, we wanted to break down the options available and make the process of choosing a treatment a little easier. We went to Dr. Richard Bleicher, a breast surgeon at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and Dr. Linda Vahdat, an oncologist at the Weill Cornell Physician’s Organization in New York to get their opinions on the various options.
According to Dr. Bleicher, if a person is in reasonably good health, all treatment options should provide a similar survival rate and risk of the cancer recurring. But there are situtions in which certain treatments might not work for patients.
“For instance, patients with multiple spots of cancer in different areas of the breast widely separated that cannot be removed with a single excision are usually not considered lumpectomy candidates because they have a higher risk of recurrence,” Dr. Bleicher says. “Patients who have heart disease or poor cardiac function may not be recommended for certain types of chemotherapy because of the stress it places on their hearts.”
Here are some common treatment options:
1. Lumpectomy. A lumpectomy is a form of breast conservation, and according to WebMD is a good option for people who have a tumor that’s less than five centimeters in diameter. It’s often followed by a round of radiation, so it helps if the patient is reasonably fit and healthy.
2. Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells either by killing them directly or by preventing them from dividing.
3. Hormone therapy. Hormone therapy is similar to chemotherapy in that it kills cancer cells, but it does so by removing hormones and stopping cancer cells from growing. It’s often given with Tamoxifen, a risk-lowering drug, to women who have been diagnosed with either the early stages of breast cancer or metatastic breast cancer.
4. Mastectomy. There are technically a few different kinds of mastectomies. For example, Christina Applegate underwent a prophylactic double mastectomy in 2008, removing both breasts.
Depending on where cancer is found, a patient may opt for a total mastectomy (also known as a simple mastectomy), where the entire breast that has cancer is removed; patients can also opt for a modified radical mastectomy, where a surgeon removes the breast that has cancer, some lymph nodes, the lining over the chest muscles, and sometimes even part of the chest wall muscles. If the cancer is small enough, a patient could undergo a partial mastectomy, where only part of the breast tissue surrounding the cancerous cells is removed.
“I see patients coming in constantly who say, ‘I want a mastectomy, so I won’t have to deal with this again,'” Dr. Bleicher says. “The reality is that a mastectomy is not the panacea that everyone thinks it is.”
Dr. Vahdat agrees. “There’s no ‘best’ breast cancer treatment,” she says. “While a mastectomy is about 98 percent effective, no one treatment is 100 percent effective.”
In Rancic’s case, she admitted that fear played a role in her decision to undergo a mastectomy, telling People magazine that she didn’t want to look over her shoulder the rest of her life, wondering if the cancer would come back. She’s far from the only one- both Dr. Bleicher and Dr. Vahdat say they’ve seen a recent trend toward mastectomies, and the research backs up their claims, with a growing number of women opting to have both breasts removed even when cancer’s only found in one.
The most important thing to remember, Dr. Vahdat stresses, is that you have many options when it comes to treatment, so it’s important to do your homework. By understanding the myriad options that are out there, you can ensure that you pick the right one for you.
- By Alanna Nuñez
In October of 2011, Giuliana Rancic made a stunning announcement on TODAY — at the age of 36, in the midst of fertility treatments, she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Rancic underwent a double mastectomy in December of that year, and now she has another big announcement — she’s five years cancer-free
The reality star and “Fashion Police” host shared a photo of herself on Instagram greeting the sunrise on a sandy shore with her arms stretched open wide. She also shared a moving message.
“‘Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.’ Ever since I was diagnosed with breast cancer, this quote has been my mantra,” she wrote. “These words have been my anthem, my inspiration, my comfort and my prayer.”
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That five-year mark is an important one for any cancer survivor. While it’s no guarantee of remaining cancer-free, as Rancic explained, the odds of the disease returning are “exponentially lower.”
Still, she plans to keep on fighting.
Giuliana Rancic at an event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, earlier this month. The host is celebrating five years cancer-free. Neilson Barnard / Getty Images
“Breast cancer is more of my history, less of my present, but that doesn’t mean I am leaving this battlefield,” she continued. “Through my journey, I have met those who, it breaks my heart to say, did not reach this milestone. This past year alone, more than 40,000 people died of breast cancer, while another 300,000 received the devastating diagnosis and began their own journeys through the storm. And I pray for them all.”
And for herself, she’s celebrating.
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Next year, she and husband Bill Rancic will have another five-year milestone to celebrate. Their son, Duke, who was born via gestational carrier 10 months after her diagnosis, turns 5.
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Giuliana Rancic Recalls How She Felt After Double Mastectomy: ‘This Isn’t Going to Define You’
TV host and entrepreneur Giuliana Rancic has been cancer free for almost a decade. But there was a time, says the 44-year-old mother of son Duke, when cancer was all she and her husband Bill could think about.
“I am 7 years cancer free, which is wonderful, but I have to say that it’s interesting being 7 years out — it’s a very different feeling than those first 5 years,” the E! News host tells PEOPLE. “Those first 5 years, I was just thinking about breast cancer — I was consumed by it. I was probably thinking about it … it felt like every minute of the day.”
She continues, “Now, I am able to look back and obviously I am so thankful and grateful to be here and healthy today.”
Giuliana, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, recalls her emotional first day upon returning to the E! News set after taking some time away from the program to recover from her double mastectomy.
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“When I went back to work, I remember being on set, getting ready — I was in the hair and makeup chair. I didn’t even look up from my phone because I was dealing with the doctor, Bill, my mom. It was just crazy and I was back at work and it was hard,” she says.
“I remember a voice saying, ‘Hey G, it’s time to go to set,’ and I looked up and I saw myself in the mirror. It was the first time in a long time that I recognized the person looking back at me and the person that I was before breast cancer. It reminded me of my life before cancer and it made me realize for the first time in a long time, this isn’t who you are. This is part of your life, but this isn’t going to define you.”
After that feel-good revelation, the TV host told her husband that she wanted others who had successfully battled cancer to experience the same feeling.
“I started an initiative where we grant wishes to women going through breast cancer — whether it’s makeovers, shopping sprees, family vacations. And we granted hundreds of wishes from that moment. From that little idea,” Giuliana says of her FAB-U-WISH foundation that works in conjunction with The Pink Agenda to grant wishes to women affected by breast cancer.
Giuliana and Bill, 48, have also partnered with Astellas Oncology’s C3 Prize, a competition program that allows anyone to submit a non-treatment idea for those struggling with the everyday challenges of cancer.
“I think once we showcased our journey on The Giuliana and Bill Show, there still isn’t a day that goes by when someone doesn’t come up to one of us and says, ‘Thank you, my wife got a mammogram after watching the show,’ or ‘Thank you, my parents now know what we’re going through with fertility,’” Bill said of why the power couple was inspired to work on the C3 Prize program.
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“When Astellas Oncology approached us years ago, we knew we wanted to continue to use our platform to make a difference. And going through cancer, we realized firsthand some of the challenges that people face — not necessarily the treatments, but the non-treatment options,” he said.
And the best part about the C3 Prize project? You don’t have to be a doctor, a scientist or an inventor. Anyone who has any kind of idea about how to help those impacted by cancer can submit a concept to the organization’s website.
“The C3 Prize is to help find innovative ideas to help solve problems, and we’re going to give away up to $200,000 of grant money to help fuel the next big idea or ideas,” says Bill.
We’re now accepting entries for the C3 Prize, which funds the best ideas in cancer care beyond medicine. Our 2019 categories: Cancer Care Journey, Cancer Health Disparities & Cancer Survivorship. Have an idea…or know someone who does? #C3Prize https://t.co/dylRQ8nvIS pic.twitter.com/LjIsLJ1A66
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Bill praised last year’s innovation prize winner, Ebele Mbanugo, who took home $50,000 to create free educational videos for women throughout Africa to address breast cancer stigmas and to provide access to awareness. Mbanugo’s idea won the prize’s Educational Tools category, highlighting ideas that aim to educate patients about the cancer treatment process, available resources and the disease itself.
And through their own personal experience with cancer, the Rancics hope to inspire people to speak up if they have ideas on how to improve the lives of those in the cancer community.
“No idea is too crazy. You never know,” says Giuliana. “The littlest thing you might have could become something that changes thousands of people’s lives.”
Bill, Giuliana Rancic talk changing cancer care
Reality television star Giuliana Rancic is now seven years cancer-free after she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 36. She tells PIX11 she’s happy and healthy, and wants to continue telling her story.
Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill may be known for their appearances on E! News, “The Apprentice,” and their reality series, “Bill & Giuliana,” but these days, they’re focused on a new title: cancer care innovators, and they’re reaching out to the public to help inspire the new, “big idea” in cancer care beyond medicine.
From now until July 15, anyone can submit their ideas, both big and small, to the C3 Prize (Changing Cancer Care), a challenge sponsored by Astellas Oncology that funds the best non-treatment ideas to improve cancer care for patients, caregivers and their loved ones.
The C3 Prize is open to any idea that can have an impact, especially if it’s simple, and will award up to $200,000 in total funds and resources to help winners further advance their ideas.
Ideas can be in the form of support tools, educational efforts, technology solutions, and more, and should focus on one of three submission categories:
- Cancer Care Journey:Ideas to help improve the patient experience, ease decision-making, and navigate everyday care.
- Cancer Health Disparities: Ideas to reduce the unequal burden of cancer care, with a focus on tools and resources that reach underserved populations in the U.S. and abroad.
- Cancer Survivorship:Ideas to address survivorship challenge and concerns.
Finalists will be announced in fall 2019 and will present ideas in front of a panel of judges and audience during a live pitch event in October 2019.
E! News Host Giuliana Rancic Comments on Being 7 Years Cancer-Free
Television host Giuliana Rancic of E! News fame recently celebrated being cancer free for seven years. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, Rancic had to undergo a double mastectomy. She recently reflected on her life-changing experience and life in recovery.
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A career at the mic
Born in Naples, Italy, Rancic moved to Washington, D.C. with her family when she was a young child, according to IMDb. Speaking only Italian, Rancic taught herself to speak English by watching television shows and daytime soap operas. In college, she majored in journalism, receiving a Master’s degree from the American University.
Rancic hit it big when she landed a reporting gig on E! News in 2002, moving up to anchor in 2005. She starred in a reality show on the network with husband Bill, aptly named Giuliana and Bill. Rancic has also been a co-host on E!’s Fashion Police and covers red carpet events interviewing today’s hottest celebs.
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Following time off after her surgery, Rancic recently recalled her first day back at the E! studio. “When I went back to work, I remember being on set, getting ready — I was in the hair and makeup chair,” Rancic told People in May. “I didn’t even look up from my phone because I was dealing with the doctor, Bill, my mom. It was just crazy and I was back at work and it was hard. “I remember a voice saying, ‘Hey G, it’s time to go to set,’ and I looked up and I saw myself in the mirror.”
The television host shared that she was able to view herself as an individual, rather than being defined by the deadly disease. “It was the first time in a long time that I recognized the person looking back at me and the person that I was before breast cancer,” Rancic said. “It reminded me of my life before cancer and it made me realize for the first time in a long time, this isn’t who you are. This is part of your life, but this isn’t going to define you.”
Today, Rancic is a little more confident in her health status than during the first few years after her diagnosis. “I am 7 years cancer free, which is wonderful, but I have to say that it’s interesting being 7 years out — it’s a very different feeling than those first 5 years,” Rancic shared. “Those first 5 years, I was just thinking about breast cancer — I was consumed by it. I was probably thinking about it … it felt like every minute of the day. Now, I am able to look back and obviously I am so thankful and grateful to be here and healthy today.”
Hoping to help others
Since battling the disease, Rancic is determined to help other women going through the same experience. She she launched her FAB-U-WISH foundation that partners with The Pink Agenda, granting wishes to women affected by cancer. “I started an initiative where we grant wishes to women going through breast cancer — whether it’s makeovers, shopping sprees, family vacations. And we granted hundreds of wishes from that moment. From that little idea,” Rancic said.
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Along with husband Bill, Rancic also joined forces with the competition program Astellas Oncology’s C3 Prize, which allows anyone to submit a non-treatment idea for those affected by the daily challenges of cancer.
Rancic shared her story on the couple’s reality show in the hopes of inspiring women to pay attention to their health and wellness. “I think once we showcased our journey on The Giuliana and Bill Show, there still isn’t a day that goes by when someone doesn’t come up to one of us and says, ‘Thank you, my wife got a mammogram after watching the show,’” she said.
Now, Rancic focuses on her husband and son Duke, and hopes to teach him life’s most important lessons. “We are kind to everyone we meet, we are all humans, we all have feelings and we all deserve respect,” she said, according to Good Morning America. “If we can teach him that then we’ve succeeded.”
E! News Host Giuliana Rancic Talks About Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Baby Hopes [VIDEO]
After recovering from her recent double mastectomy, Giuliana Rancic has opened up about her diagnosis and hopes for a baby in the future.
Giuliana, an E! News personality, and her husband Bill Rancic’s Style Network reality series “Giuliana & Bill” returned for a fifth season on April 3 and showed the couple receiving the breast cancer diagnosis.
“The second I heard the ‘cancer,’ I just remember my head went down, the ground went away and I just dropped through the earth, and I was just dropping, falling,” Rancic said on the reality series. “Everything you expect that conversation is going to be like – it’s a hundred times worse, maybe a million times worse, because those are the words you never want to hear.”
“As a husband you never want to see your wife suffer,” Bill said. “You never want to see your wife go through pain. Our job is making everything okay.”
Rancic felt betrayed by her own body following the diagnosis and said that she had a “hate relationship” with her breasts. This became clear as she tugged at the gown she wore to the 2011 Emmy Awards.
“I’d be about to interview someone and I’d notice they’d see me pulling at my dress and if they were looking at my boobs,” Rancic said in a clip for her reality series. “It went from ‘I think I’m showing too much cleavage’ to ‘Cover these damn things up… I felt like my body let me down.”
Rancic discovered the cancer when she and Bill went in to discuss a third IVF fertilization treatment. With everything they’ve gone through, the couple said that they are still determined to have a child.
Rancic says that the new season of “Giuliana & Bill” will definitely continue the baby discussion, “hopefully this is our year.” Bill agreed, adding, “Fingers crossed.”
Giuliana Rancic underwent her double mastectomy on December 13. She announced she was going to have the procedure on December 5, 2011.
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E! News’ Giuliana Rancic Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
The anchor and “Fashion Police” co-host reveals the news on the “Today” show Monday.
E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic is battling breast cancer, she revealed Monday on the Today show.
Doctors discovered a tumor during a mammogram she received while undergoing in-vitro fertilization. She has been vocal about her attempts to get pregnant with husband Bill Rancic, the winner of The Apprentice. Her first attempt at IVF ended in miscarriage, and her second attempt was not successful.
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Rancic will undergo surgery this week and then faces six weeks of radiation therapy, she revealed on the Today show Monday. She says the prognosis is good because the disease was detected early.
Rancic, 36, said she wasn’t planning on having a mammogram until she turned 40, but her IVF doctor suggested she get one earlier.
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“I still want this baby … because this baby has saved my life,” she said on the Today show. “I truly feel God was looking out after me … If I had gotten pregnant later down the line, I could have been a lot sicker.”
She says Rancic has been “unbelievable. The best thing about Bill is, he lets me cry when I want to cry.”
Rancic — who also co-hosts E!’s Style Police and has a reality show on the Style Network — will still try to get pregnant.
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This October is the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.