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Giuliana Rancic Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Undergoes Lumpectomy

Giuliana Rancic recently revealed to the world about her latest struggle beyond infertility–breast cancer.

Rancic appears on the entertainment show E! News, where she cohosts with Ryan Seacreast.

While interviewing the first winner of Donald Trump’s Apprentice, Guiliana met and fell in love with Bill Rancic, whom she later married in a very elaborate wedding in Italy. And, no surprise to anyone, this turned into a wedding show reality event. Shortly after, Bill and Giuliana were asked by the Style Network to create a reality show of their own, called simply Giuliana and Bill. As a fan of the show, I’ve watched their careers take them to different states, different homes and different directions, but they have made it work and seem stronger than ever.

The couple has publically struggled with infertility, attempting IVF two times that was covered on the show. They allowed fans to watch as they got pregnant and soon after experienced a miscarriage. Another attempt left Guiliana in excruciating pain, where she was rushed to the hospital due to an over-stimulated ovary. My heart has really gone out to this couple–two people who seem as though they would make perfect parents.

A few days ago, Giuliana announced on the Today Show that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. During her third attempt at IVF, her doctor recommended that she get a mammogram. She argued, believing that she was too young. The doctor then explained that, on the rare chance she would have cancer, a pregnancy would accelerate any cancer. Rancic reluctantly agreed to the mammogram. The day after the test, she received a phone call that the tests saw something, and it was later determined that she has early stage breast cancer. She underwent a double lumpectomy this week and will have six weeks of radiation. She is expected to make a full recovery, and plans to try IVF again after. 

During her interview she said some thing that stuck out to me, “I’m not going to give up. I want that baby…That baby will have saved my life.”

She later said, “I have so many young female viewers who watch me that I just want to help them and I have an amazing platform to really help people, so that’s why it was really important for me to share this story.”

“You have to take awareness and turn it into action and that action for women is just make that appointment with your doctor, make sure you’re going to your yearly appointment, figure out how to give yourself a self-exam. That sort of thing, that’s the action.”

A lot of reality shows I watch are craziness, drama, fighting, sometimes fake and just all out madness. But Bill and Giuliana are different. They are real. They seem like a family-oriented, classy, crazy, silly , REAL married couple…who are now in the biggest fight of their life.

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TV Talk Tina, real name Tina Haddad, is a wife, mother and self-professed “reality TV junkie” who loves all things entertainment. See more of her vlogs and blogs, here on Prime Parents’ Club. [/author_info][/author]


  1. Crystal Paschal

    October 23, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I will confess, I’m not the biggest Giuliana fan. All the same, this news is so sad. I know that they’ve wanted a baby for so long now, and this is another hurdle for them to climb in that fight. I wish them all the best!

    • Tina

      October 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      I don’t know why I love her and Bill together and I love their show. They crack me up. I just feel bad that they are struggling again but reports say she did great in her surgery and is expected back on E! news next week. Good news.

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