Giuliana Rancic has announced that she will be having a double mastectomy next week. She and her husband, Bill Rancic had shared the news about her battle with breast cancer in October. She will have immediate reconstructive surgery during the procedure as well. So in essence, she wouldn’t have had to tell anyone what she was going through because they would never be able to tell the difference. But, Rancic is determined to help spread the awareness and to encourage other women to watch out for their own health.
“First, I would like to take the stigma away. ‘Mastectomy’ the word seemed so scary to me at first. After doing research and seeing the advancements, the surgery has come a long way from 20 years ago. The results can be incredible. Not only can it save your life, but you can come out feeling healthier and with a positive self-image…Second, I want to encourage everyone to be proactive with their health and get checked out. I want to make sure to thank everyone and give them an update for being so kind and loving and supportive.”
Of course Bill has been 110% there for her, as supportive as anyone on earth could possibly be.
“Bill told me, ‘I don’t care about the physical results. I just want you around for another 50 years. I need you healthy. I need you as my wife. I need you as a mother to our kids.'”
How incredibly sweet is that? Makes me cry!
This incredible couple is staying strong and have a very positive outlook for the future.
“I hope for a full recovery by New Year’s Eve. We’re planning to be in Times Square!”
We are pulling for you girl! You are an inspiration!