The E! News host, Giuliana Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy as part of her breast cancer treatment. The procedure appears to have gone well for her, and now she’s hopefully on the road to a speedy and full recovery.
Giuliana Rancic is “doing well” after her breast cancer surgery, her husband Bill told the Today Show on Thursday.
“It was kind of a long day,” Bill Rancic said of the two-hour double lumpectomy his wife underwent yesterday.
He added: ”There’s many steps in the process when you go through this.”
“She’s a trooper. She pulled through it and was kind of relieved to get it over with and get the cancer out. She’s doing well at home and recovering,” Bill described his wife, Giuliana Rancic.
“Fortunately, it was caught very, very early” he said of Giuliana’s disease.
“We’re going back to the doctor tomorrow. They had to remove a couple of lymph nodes and we’re hoping we get a report tomorrow.”
Giuliana Rancic has revealed few days ago that she had breast cancer during a Today Show interview.
She learned she had breast cancer when her doctor recommended she get a mammogram before going through her third round of in-vitro fertilization treatments.
Giuliana Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy to treat her breast cancer
Giuliana Rancic plans to return to work next week, despite the lumpectomies and the six weeks of radiation treatments that are scheduled to start soon.
About 200,000 American women are diagnosed with invasive and in situ breast cancer each year, and most of them will have surgery.
“The majority of breast cancers in this country are treated initially with surgery,” says Dr.Christina Weltz, associate director for surgery at the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai. Dr. Christina Weltz is a surgeon who specializes in malignant and benign breast issues. She does about 150 breast cancer surgeries a year.
“For most women, that means making a decision between mastectomy [removal of the breast and breast tissue] and lumpectomy [removal of the tumor and a small margin around it].”
The average age of diagnosis is 61. Although doctors don’t know exactly what causes breast cancer, hormones, particularly estrogen, play a key role.
“We know that estrogen is a big factor in terms of risk factors, like the higher risk of women who start menstruating early or go through menopause late,” says Dr. Christina Weltz.
“Women who have children later in life or never have children are also at higher risk, as are women who take postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy.”
Giuliana Rancic, the E! News presenter has revealed during a Today Show interview that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Giuliana Rancic, 37, has revealed that she discovered she had a breast tumor during some tests for in-vitro fertilization in an attempt to get pregnant.
The TV star also said the doctors are optimistic as tumor has been detected early and she will make a full recovery.
Giuliana Rancic, the E! News and Style Network host, made the announcement on NBC’s Today Show Monday morning, when she also revealed she will undergo surgery later this week.
“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.”
Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill were preparing to undergo a third round of IVF treatment after the previous two attempts failed when a doctor asked her to undergo a mammogram.
Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill were preparing to undergo a third round of IVF treatment after the previous two attempts failed when she discovered she has breast cancer
“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. It was just a kick in the stomach.”
Giuliana Rancic told about the moment she found out she has breast cancer:
“I went into the hospital in L.A., 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.”
The TV star said she will undergo six weeks of radiation therapy after her lumpectomy.
Giuliana Rancic looked optimistic and said she is hopeful that she will be able to resume IVF after her cancer treatment.
“I still want this baby … because this baby has saved my life. I truly feel God was looking out after me… If I had gotten pregnant later down the line, I could have been a lot sicker.”
After the news has spread, celebrities were quick to send to Giuliana Rancic their well wishes over Twitter.
Kelly Osbourne, who appears alongside Giuliana Rancic on E! Fashion Police, let her know she is thinking about her.
Kelly Osbourne, 26, whose mother Sharon was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2002, tweeted:
“I just want u 2 know I love you & that I’m thinking of u! u r a strong woman & ur going 2 beat the s*** out of this cancer!!!”
LeAnn Rimes, the country singer who recently made up with Giuliana Rancic after a war of words over weight, tweeted:
“@GiulianaRancic Sending love and prayers your way!”