In some very sad news, Giuliana Rancic,36, revealed on the ‘Today Show’ this morning that she has recently been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Rancic, who has struggled to conceive, documented in her and husband Bill Rancic‘s reality show ‘Bill & Giuliana’, discovered she had had a tumor when her doctor advise she get a mammogram prior to beginning the in-vitro process.
The popular E! News reporter told host Ann Curry,
“Through my attempt to get pregnant through IVF, we sadly found out that I have early stages of breast cancer. It’s been a shock.”
“I wasn’t prepared to get a mammogram until I was 40 years old, like I’d been told. I never in my wildest dreams expected anything to be wrong,” she explained.
“I went into the hospital in LA, 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 couldn’t believe it,” she continued.
As for how her husband and the first ever to win ‘The Apprentice’ star has handled the ordeal she says,
“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,” she said during Monday’s interview. “I think a lot of us think we’re invincible. But we have to start putting ourselves on the to-do list. I just want women out there to know if you can just find it early, you’ll be OK. I found it early.”
And about those future baby plans, she remains hoepful.
“I’m not gonna give up, I want that baby. And what’s amazing is that baby will have saved my life,” she explained. “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.”
What an unfortunate ordeal. Thankfully Giuliana was able to detect her tumor in its early stages. I wonder if doctor’s may need to revisit the theory that most women do not need to do yearly mammograms until age 40. Clearly there are exceptions to this rule. Best wishes Giuliana.
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