Giuliana Rancic: I Was Going To Keep My Breast Cancer A Secret Forever

Mon, December 12, 2011 9:33pm EDT by 2 Comments
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Before she decided to share her breast cancer story, Giuliana Rancic wanted to undergo the ordeal without telling anyone — even her closest friends

Giuliana Rancic has been more than open about her battle with breast cancer. Through each phase, the 37-year-old entertainment host has kept her fans updated on how she’s feeling, the process and most importantly, what they can do to help themselves. However, Giuliana told HollywoodLife.com she wasn’t always planning on sharing her experience with anyone at all.

“There was definitely a period of time when we thought, we’ll probably keep this a secret…forever,” she told us last week in Los Angeles. “And then, I don’t know, it’s just not my personality. I kept thinking to myself, ‘Gosh, I wish I could tell my friends what I’m going through or girls at work, just because I wanted to tell them to get checked and tell them, ‘Hey guys, if this can happen to me, then it could happen to you!’”

She added, “I knew I would never be able to keep this a secret because I was armed with this incredible knowledge that if you can just find breast cancer early enough you can be totally fine and healed.”

As a precautionary measure, Giuliana is undergoing her double mastectomy early this week, but is expected to be fully recovered in time for New Year’s Eve, as she’ll be hosting the NIVEA Kiss Platform in New York City alongside her husband, Bill Rancic.

To learn more about Giuliana’s fight, the couple’s New Year’s resolution and more, watch the entire interview above.

Our thoughts and well wishes go out to the Rancic’s during this difficult time.

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Patient's Rights

Posted at 2:45 PM on December 14, 2011  

I wish Ms. Rancic all the best. However, I hope she is not telling her 30-something friends to get mammograms. Even the American Cancer Society does not advocate screening before age 40. These articles unfortunately can scare women who are not high risk into getting mammograms before they need to and thus expose themselves to unnecessary radiation. That is why Ms. Rancic needs to fully consult with her physicians before issuing ANY medical advice either to her friends or the public at large. Thank you.

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Jane Doe

Posted at 2:05 AM on December 15, 2011  

I would add, if you feel you need to get checked, do so. Breast cancer can and does strike young women, so it is best to ask your doctor. I have a friend who was diagnosed in her mid-twenties, and had a hard time getting her insurance to pay for it, since they kept denying her Based On Her Age-she was told she “simply could not” have cancer by the underwriters. She finally got it paid for, and is doing well now, but if you have a question-ask your doctor.

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