Giuliana and Bill are devastated when they learn that surgery to remove her cancer left malignant cells behind in one of her breasts. After carefully weighing the options, Giuliana decides she’ll have a mastectomy — and faces some hard facts about getting pregnant someday.
On the April 10 episode of Giuliana & Bill, the couple is blindsided by the news that the lumpectomy Giuliana underwent to remove her breast cancer was not entirely successful.
True to their optimistic nature, Giuliana Rancic and husband Bill Rancic hope for the best in the days leading up to an appointment to hear her surgery results. Since Giuliana’s cancer was caught in its early stages, they’re both hopeful radiation will be her next step — but she is frustrated and shocked to learn they must consider more drastic measures.
“I just don’t understand where the finish line is,” Giuliana tells Bill on their way home from the doctor. “A mastectomy is the last thing I wanted… It’s basically a girl’s worst nightmare.”
Bill responds by grabbing Giuliana’s hand and kissing it. “We’ll figure this out,” he reassures her. “We’re a team.”
Bill, the methodical problem-solver, suggests getting Giuliana’s next options down on paper, and so they talk through a list of pros and cons to decide whether she should have a mastectomy.
Giuliana is relieved to hear Bill say he “doesn’t care” about a potential breast removal surgery changing they way she looks — he just wants her to get healthy.
“Deep down I knew Bill would say, ‘Hey, I’m going to love you either way, even if your physical appearance is different,'” Giuliana admits. “But it was really nice to hear him say it.”
They agree that having a double mastectomy with immediate reconstruction is best for Giuliana’s lifelong health, as well as her peace of mind.
“I don’t want to go back to the doctor one day and hear, shoot, it came back,” she says. “I would rather just treat it now, get it over with, and move on with my life. With me it’s like, go big or go home.”
Despite this shocking turn in Giuliana’s journey to becoming cancer-free, she and Bill are still anxious to move along with their baby plans. They fly to Denver to see their fertility specialist, who sadly also has bad news — he recommends they wait three to five years before trying to get pregnant.
“That’s going to take me out of the game completely,” Giuliana says, devastated. “I’ll never have a baby.”
Watch a clip from the episode and tell us what YOU think, HollywoodLifers — Will Giuliana and Bill someday have the family they’ve always wanted?
— Kaydi Poirier
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