Giuliana Rancic's Post Surgery Status: 'So Far, So Good'

November 22, 2011 By:
Giuliana Rancic's Post Surgery Status: 'So Far, So Good'

If you thought you were a hard worker, take a look at Giuliana Rancic. In October, she announced that she was in the early stages of battling breast cancer. And a week after undergoing a double lumpectomy, the E! host was back to work. So yeah. Next time you call in sick, think about that.

Rancic says that she's been "hanging in there" post surgery. She told Parade.com: "I'm good. I'm hanging in there. I have good days and bad days, but so far so good."

Rancic's cancer was detected while undergoing IVF treatments, and luckily, the cancer was caught in the early stages.

"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."

Giuliana's decision to go public with her news resulted in a huge outpouring of support from not just fans, but other women who went through her struggle.

Rancic says: "When I went public, I thought, 'OK, I guess a couple of people are going to talk about this,' but I couldn't believe it. The outpouring and the love and support was just beyond anything I could have ever imagined."

She says that support helped her get through a lot of the pain.

"I really relied on a lot of those messages I was receiving through Twitter and email and through blogs right before the surgery and the week I was recovering. I know it sounds so cliché, but I think it helped me recover quicker and it got me in better spirits. The word I kept seeing over and over again was 'strong.' 'Be strong, you're strong.' That word has never meant so much to me as it has this past month. I owe that all to the people behind me."

Another longtime friend Giuliana received support from was her E! News co-anchor, Ryan Seacrest.

"He's great," Rancic said. "I describe our relationships 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."