E! News host, Giuliana Rancic, announced today that she has breast cancer. In an exclusive interview on the “Today Show“, Rancic said her cancer was found early and that she will undergo lumpectomy surgery this week, followed by several rounds of radiation.
If you follow celebrity baby news, you’re likely to know all about Rancic’s attempt to have a baby via in vitro fertilization. But did you know that it was thanks to her IVF treatment that the breast cancer was found?
E! News Online reports, “Just prior to beginning their third round of [IVF] treatments, the doctor she was working with told her she needed to get a mammogram to ensure there was no possibility of cancer before attempting to get pregnant, as the hormones would accelerate any cancerous cells present in her body. After resisting, Rancic agreed to get one.” She resisted, she says, because at the age of 36 she thought she was too young to have breast cancer.
Rancic and her husband Bill Rancic, winner of the first season of Apprentice, have a show together on the Style Network that has followed them along on their experience trying to have a baby. Rancic’s first round of IVF treatments led to a miscarriage, and the second round did not work. She says she still wants a baby and looks forward to trying again after her breast cancer treatment is over.
You can watch Giulana Ranic’s Today Show interview here: