E! correspondent Giuliana Rancic announced earlier this week that she has breast cancer, and would be undergoing a double mastectomy. Back in October she revealed she was suffering from breast cancer, but just this week she announced she’d be having the double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.
She’s on this week’s cover of People, and in the magazine she opens up about her struggles.
Giuliana Rancic knows she’ll have scars from her upcoming double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. And she plans to embrace them.
“I think scars tell such an incredible story,” the E! News anchor, 37, tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. “I’ll always look at them and think, ‘Wow, I made it through that.’ ”
Still, she admits that there are moments as she lays in bed next to her husband Bill, 40, when impact of her shocking cancer diagnosis hits her.
“Usually it’s 2 in the morning, and I’ll turn around from Bill so I don’t wake him up, and I just cry,” she says. “I sob and think, ‘How did this happen?’ ”
Mostly, though, the “tough Italian woman,” as Bill calls his wife of four years, is determined to eradicate the disease that has turned her world upside down since being diagnosed three months ago.
“My breasts have never defined me – and now they never will,” says Giuliana, whose surgery is scheduled for Dec. 13.
Hoping she makes a quick recovery! Cancer bites.