Giuliana Rancic, 37, announced on the “Today Show” Monday that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Rancic is the of “E! News” and co-host of “Fashion Police”. She also stars in the reality show “Giuliana & Bill” with her husband Bill Rancic, where they document their difficulties with trying to have a baby through in-vitro fertilization. Their most recent IVF specialist suggested that Rancic get a mammogram before they proceeded with the treatment because IVF can accelerate cancer. She was hesitant at first because she was so young and did not have any history of breast cancer in her family but finally agreed to the mammogram.

Rancic will have surgery next week along with six and a half weeks of radiation to cure the cancer. Luckily, she found the cancer early enough where it should be completely treatable. Rancic said she decided to announce her diagnosis because she wants to send a message to other women out there that would inspire and educate them. She said, “I just want women out there to know that you — if you can just find it early, you will — you know, you could be OK.”

Rancic is also not ready to give up on her hopes of becoming a mother. It is just going to take a little longer than she had expected. She said, “I’m not going to give up. You know, I want that baby. And what’s amazing is that that baby will have saved my life.”

12 thoughts on “TV Personality Announces She Has Breast Cancer

  1.    Collin Sims on October 19, 2011 1:43 pm      

    Breast cancer is really scary stuff, I hope she ends up okay and is able to have a baby.

  2.    Tara Keller on October 19, 2011 1:44 pm      

    I actually found out about this yesterday, and I thought you did a great job detailing what happened to Rancic.

  3.    Rachel on October 19, 2011 1:48 pm      

    I heard about this! So sad, but very interesting. I love her on “E! News.”

  4.    eclinge on October 19, 2011 1:49 pm      

    I enjoyed this story, especially since I didn’t catch the full story on E! News last night!

  5.    Mykel Lindsay on October 19, 2011 1:50 pm      

    Your layout is great! I love this theme. The story is also interesting. Seems as if you have experience with this kind of thing, “blogging”. Great job! Very interesting!

  6.    Sara Shipley Hiles on October 23, 2011 1:19 pm      

    Good topic, nice pic and good job with attribution in the lead. However, we need to continue attributing throughout the story. Otherwise it appears you reported this yourself, which you didn’t!

    Also: Rancic is the HOST???? of “E! News” and co-host of “Fashion Police”. (punctuation goes INSIDE quote mark)

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