Giuliana Rancic Reveals Her Battle Against Breast Cancer
Our own Giuliana Rancic appeared on the Today show this morning to announce what many assumed would be news of a pregnancy. We were sad to learn, though, that the E! News anchor isn't expecting but rather is in the early stages of a battle with breast cancer. In an ironic twist of fate, the stunning Italian found out about the cancer through her attempt to get pregnant via in vitro fertilization.
"I went into the hospital in L.A., and when they came in to tell me, they said it pretty quickly, they just said, 'I'm sorry, you have breast cancer.' It's what you expect, but so much more. It was, like, incredible, instant sobbing, and the world just crashed down around me. I couldn't believe it—36 years old, no family history? I just couldn't believe it."
She notes her husband Bill as her main source of support.
"Bill is unbelievable. He lets me cry when I want to cry; he doesn't say, 'Hey, look at that person who's worse off than you are.' He just lets me feel what I'm feeling."
As for what's next for the star, she'll be undergoing surgery sometime this week and will follow that up with a regimen of radiation. She is expected to make a complete recovery and isn't ready to abandon her baby dreams just yet.
"I'm not gonna give up; I want that baby. And what's amazing is that baby will have saved my life…Now I truly believe that God was looking out for me. Had I gotten pregnant [earlier], a few years down the line I could be a lot sicker."
On behalf of her mystyle family, we send Giuliana all our love and wish her a swift recovery. We applaud the reality star for sharing her story and inspiring other women to take a proactive stance toward breast cancer.