On Monday, Giuliana Rancic announced that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, her journey on the road to recovery has officially begun! Two days after her announcement, the reality star underwent a double lumpectomy. Rancic’s husband, Bill Rancic, appeared on the Today Show on Thursday to let fans know Giuliana is “doing well.”
"It was kind of a long day," Bill explained. "There's many steps in the process when you go through this. Because it was on both breasts, the morning started off with a two hour MRI where they had to put a guide wire in so the surgeon knew exactly what area to remove."
Yikes! I don’t even know what this means, but it makes me shudder. Which just goes to show you, women who battle breast cancer are damn heroes.
Surgeons then took a mammogram of Giuliana’s other breast and repeated the process.
“We went into the surgery [which] lasted about two hours,” Bill said. “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.”
Thankfully, Giuliana has a great support system in her husband. “I wish I could take some of the pain away," Bill told the Today Show. "Watching her being wheeled into that operating room was heartbreaking for me. I'm just doing everything I can to support her and make sure that she's comfortable."
See, single friends? There are really great men out there.
Another thing looking good for Giuliana is the fact that she has a very high chance of recovery.
“We’re viewing this as a gift,” Bill said. “It was caught accidentally very, very early.”
While Rancic was going through her third round of IVF treatments, her doctor insisted that she get a mammogram, and that’s when they discovered the cancer.
“I will be okay, because I found it early,” she told fans. So, ladies, if October being breast cancer awareness month hasn’t convinced you enough, let me reiterate. You’ve got to get those boobs looked at. And that doesn’t mean getting drunk, dancing on top of a table and flashing them at onlookers. And do not, I repeat, do not let some random dude at the mall who tells you he’s a “boob doctor” fondle your breasts in order to “search for one of them lump thingees.” Yes, I actually encountered this guy. So he’s out there somewhere.
Following the surgery, Rancic will undergo “radiation for six and a half weeks.”
And this cancer has another thing coming if it thinks it’s gonna slow down the Rancic’s baby-making plans.
“I’m not gonna give up,” Giuliana said. “That baby will have saved my life. There’s some master plan. Now I know that [God] was looking out for me.”