E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic said today she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
The 36-year-old longtime E! on-air fixture told the Today show she got a mammogram as part of preparations for IVF fertility treatment, then learned she was in early stages of 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," she said. "I couldn't
believe it—36 years old, no family history? I couldn't believe it."
Her and husband Bill Rancic's efforts to get pregnant have been chronicled on her Style series, Giuliana & Bill.
E! said in a statement: "On
behalf of her E! family we are sending our love and support to Giuliana
and applaud her for sharing her recent breast cancer diagnosis in the
hope that it will encourage women everywhere to take necessary and
preventative measures. Giuliana has chosen
to talk about her breast cancer on E! News tonight prior to her
lumpectomy later this week. We are grateful that thanks to early
detection Giuliana is expected to have a swift and complete recovery."
Style said: "We are sending our thoughts, love and support to Giuliana, Bill and their familes during this difficult time. Giuliana has always shown great strength and courage in sharing her challenges with health issues facing so many women. We are hopeful that with the early detection she will have a complete recovery and that her personal journey will continue to be an inspiration and education for women everywhere."
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