Giuliana Rancic to undergo Double Mastectomy

Giuliana Rancic to undergo Double Mastectomy

The E! host Giuliana Rancic has decided to undergo a double mastectomy to fully remove her breast cancer.

Giuliana Rancic announced yesterday (05.12.11) during the The Today Show that she has finally agreed to undergo double mastectomy.The E! host, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in October, has decided to opt for the procedure after a double lumpectomy failed to fully remove cancerous growths in both breasts and her lymph nodes.

“To be honest, all it came down to was choosing to live and not looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life. It could have come back more aggressively next time, so for me it was just more important to get the cancer.”-Giuliana Rancic explained.

Their desire to become parents was another factor. The TV star told Today co-host Ann Curry that the anti-estrogen therapy involved in another lumpectomy and radiation could delay them having children for years. Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill struggle to have kids, including undergoing multiple rounds of in-vitro fertilization, was chronicled on their reality show Giuliana & Bill.

“With the double mastectomy I now have less than one per cent chance of getting it back, otherwise it was 20, 30 or 40 per cent chance and for me it wasn’t worth it.”-the E! host added.

Giuliana Rancic will undergo the double mastectomy next week and the ever-optimistic 37-year-old is anticipating a speedy recovery. She has already made plans for New Year’s Eve; in fact, she is determined to fully recover by then so she can be in Times Square at the beginning of 2012.

Giuliana Rancic to undergo Double Mastectomy

Giuliana Rancic and her husband Bill Rancic talk about her decision to opt for the double mastectomy on Today Show.