E! News host Giuliana Rancic bravely revealed that she was diagnosed with breast cancer this past October, after being found out during preparation of IVF treatments. Now, four months later, Rancic is opening up to Parade about the backlash of revealing her diagnosis, how she’s feeling, and why it feels so good to give back to others.
Giuliana revealed how the public reacted to her breast cancer announcement:
“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. 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.”
Giuliana also opened up about her current health condition:
“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.”
And Rancic has no regrets about publicizing her life on her reality show saying:
“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. 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.”
Make sure you take a look at the rest of the interview with Giuliana Rancic.
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