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Giuliana Rancic sadly revealed that she has breast cancer on the Today Show yesterday morning.
She told them that she had to be dragged "kicking and screaming," to get a mammogram at the recommendation of her doctor in the first place and the mammogram ended up revealing the early stages of breast cancer.
"It was just a kick in the stomach," Rancic recalled. "That was the hardest day ... (the emotions are) what you expect but so much more. It was incredible instant sobbing, and it was like the world just crashed down around me. I couldn't believe it, 36 years old, no family history."
Giuliana is married to Bill Rancic, the season one winner of Donald Trump's "The Apprentice." They married in 2007 and their show "Giuliana and Bill" on the Style Network detailed their struggle with infertility and attempt to conceive via IVF. On the last episode, which aired on September 26, she waved as she headed into a Denver clinic to get started on her next round of treatment. Not long after, she found out about the breast cancer diagnosis.
Rancic had a message to share with women:
"A lot of us think we're invincible ... but we have to start putting ourselves on the to-do list," she said. "I had a friend call me yesterday, and she said, 'I'm so sorry, can I do anything for you?' And I said, 'Just call your doctor tomorrow and make an appointment. That's what you could do for me.' ... I will be okay because I found it early."
Rancic has found her breast cancer in an early stage, and expects all should be well, after some surgery and six and a half weeks of radiation treatments. And as for having a baby? That's on hold for just now, but Rancic says,
"I'm not going to give up. I want that baby.... That baby will have saved my life."