The breast cancer survivor says she ‘dodged the biggest bullet’ by not getting pregnant!
Desperate for a baby and ready to start IVF treatments, E! correspondent Giuliana Rancic went to a doctor-ordered mammogram last fall and received shocking news — she was in the early stages of breast cancer. But now she says she’s grateful she wasn’t pregnant! “Do you realize that if we had gotten pregnant, I would have been done?” she says in a new interview with Michigan Avenue. “That would have catapulted this cancer into another level.”
At 36 years old, Giuliana was four years away from her first mammogram, but she went because it’s standard IVF protocol. “By the time I was 40 or 41, I’m scared to think about what they would have told me,” she explains. I now know the reason why I wasn’t ever supposed to get pregnant.”
Although she and her husband Bill Rancic still want a baby, she knows she’s lucky it hasn’t happened for them yet. “People come up and they have sadness in their eyes, and I think, at a time when everyone’s looking at me with pity, I look at myself as lucky,” she explains. “I think I just dodged the biggest bullet of my life.”
But now she’s ready to refocus on trying for a child.
“Right now we’re just on lockdown,” she says. “We’re not doing IVF for at least a couple of months just to give my body a chance to recover. This year, yes, our journey to have a baby will continue.”
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