Posted on Mon Dec 5, 2011 08:59 AM PDT
TV personality Giuliana Rancic will have a double mastectomy and immediate reconstruction, she announced this morning on The Today Show.
Giuliana and her husband Bill Rancic chatted with Ann Curry and revealed that after some careful consideration, this was the only option for them. "For me, it was important to get the cancer out," the E! host said. "That's what I wanted to do, just get it out ... At the end, to be honest, all it came down to was just choosing to live, and not looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life." Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer back in October, and she is set to have the procedure next week.
Rancic said her husband's support helped her make the decision to have both of her breasts removed. "Bill said to me, 'I just need you around for the next 50 years, kid,'" she said. "He said, 'I don't care what you look like, I don't care about the physical portion of this.' And that certainly helped me come to a decision." She added, "I couldn't be more at peace with the decision. But it's hard, and I still break down some nights ... But I'm okay."
"Am I scared? Yes. Scared of the unknown. Scared of the pain," Rancic confesses. "But I'm not scared of what I'll be like. I'll have scars, but I like scars. Scars are beautiful because they tell a story. I'll be able to say that I survived something major and it's made me stronger. I will be a better woman for it."
Good for her for speaking out about this!
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