Giuliana Has Early
Stage Breast Cancer

Giuliana Rancic announced this morning she will begin treatment for early-stage breast cancer.

Giiuliana Rancic and Bill RancicE! News host Giuliana Rancic made a tearful announcement during an appearance on The Today Show. "I have early stage breast cancer," Rancic, 37, said.

Rancic said that her doctor insisted she get a mammogram before she go through her third in vitro fertilization attempt -- she and her husband Bill Rancic have been trying for several years to start a family. Rancic said that her doctor told her that pregnancy hormones could "accelerate the cancer." The Giuliana & Bill star said she has no family history of breast cancer and said she "wasn't prepared to get a mammogram until I was 40 years old." Rancic reluctantly had one, "kicking and screaming," she joked.

"I never in my wildest dreams expected anything to be wrong," she said.

When the doctor called to tell her the news, she became very emotional. "It was just a kick in the stomach," she said. "That was the hardest day. It was incredible instant sobbing, and it was like the world just crashed down around me."

She is optimistic about her prognosis and treatment, saying she is lucky she found it early.

"I will be okay, because I found it early. I'm doing surgery this coming week, and then I go to radiation for six and a half weeks," an emotional Rancic told Ann Curry.

The support of her husband has been "unbelievable," she gushes. "He lets me cry when I want to cry. He just lets me feel what I want to feel."

She said the breast cancer has not stopped her determination to start a family -- and she now has a more philosophical look at her infertility struggle. "I'm not gonna give up. That baby will have saved my life. There's some master plan. Now I know that [God] was looking out for me."

Rancic, who actually appeared in a breast cancer awareness video before she was diagnosed, said that her diagnosis has taught her an important lesson. "I think a lot of us think we're invincible. We have to start putting ourselves on the to do list," she said.

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Comments on "Giuliana Rancic diagnosed with breast cancer"

Hazel L October 21, 2011 | 2:55 AM

Hi Guiliana This is coming to you all the way from South Africa. So happy you discovered it early and wishing you lots of strength during this difficult journey. Hopefully the final gift will be the baby you have been wishing for.

fathmath akreema October 19, 2011 | 2:45 AM

get wellsoon u r in our prayers

Mary B. October 17, 2011 | 5:29 PM

Many prayers for you. My daughter was young when her cancer was found. She went thru her radiation and thank our Lord, she is fine today. You were blessed that they had you have the mammo first. Now you know the plan ahead of you. the Lord will bless you and heal you and restore you to what He made you, whole, so you can take care of the babies he will one day, bless you with. Many prayers & blessings to you & your husband.

MARY October 17, 2011 | 2:33 PM

YOU ARE AMAZING FOR SHARING YOUR STORY. I AM FINISHING UP MY RADIATION NOW,SO I KNOW JUST HOW YOU FEEL. I PRAY FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY AND A BABY TOO!!!

Sylvia October 17, 2011 | 2:20 PM

Giuliana, you are in my prayers for a full and speedy recovery. I feel this was the reason for your difficulity in getting pregnant. This cancer caught early will be removed and then your body will be well to carry all the babies you want. This happened to Christina Applegate and after her cancer surgery she was blessed with a beautiful baby. Everything happens for a reason. I am so happy that you have a loving and supportive husband and family. I honestly believe this is only a necessary step you both had to take before becoming the great parents I know you will be. May God bless you and Bill.

Lisa October 17, 2011 | 1:13 PM

Positive positive positive THOUGHTS....POSITIVE RESULTS!

Lisa October 17, 2011 | 8:21 AM

Sending you thoughts and prayers, Giuliana! Hope you have a speedy recovery and go on to have lots of babies.

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