Giuliana Rancic returned to work on the E! News set less than a week after undergoing a double lumpectomy to treat breast cancer she discovered through the process of IVF. The 36-year-old recently spoke to Parade magazine about her breast cancer battle and the support she's received from friends and fans alike.
Bill and Giuliana Rancic, pictured here performing ceremonial lighting duties for the Macy's Great Tree in Chicago on Nov. 5, have no regrets about making their private lives public on reality television with their show Giuliana and Bill. "We just felt like with every trial and tribulation we've put on this show, people have told us how much they learned from it and how it made them feel less alone," she told the magazine. "We thought that was a pretty incredible opportunity. The fact that we can help people through our show is an honor. We're happy to do it and it's something that we continue to do. We really are like open books. It's worth it to kind of sacrifice some of my personal life to help others."
Post-surgery Giuliana Rancic told Parade, "I'm good. I'm hanging in there. I have good days and bad days, but so far so good. I'm very optimistic and I'm just happy to have caught it early. I think that's really the most important thing. Early detection means so much. I want women to make sure they're taking care of their health and being proactive."
Speaking of her job as an E! News anchor, the 36-year-old shared, "I'm so fortunate to have it. I have never taken it for granted. Whenever things get a little too hectic or I feel like I'm going to break down, I just think about how lucky I am. I'm not digging ditches, this is not brain surgery, this is fun and I'm very lucky to have this job."
There by her side? Co-host Ryan Seacrest. Of their bond, Giuliana Rancic told the magazine, "He's great. I describe our relationship as like a brother-sister relationship. We pick on each other, he probably picks on me much more than I pick on him, but it's like a brother would. We have a great time. He's been great to work with all these years. I love working with him."
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