The E! News host, Giuliana Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy as part of her breast cancer treatment. The procedure appears to have gone well for her, and now she’s hopefully on the road to a speedy and full recovery.
Giuliana Rancic is “doing well” after her breast cancer surgery, her husband Bill told the Today Show on Thursday.
“It was kind of a long day,” Bill Rancic said of the two-hour double lumpectomy his wife underwent yesterday.
He added: ”There’s many steps in the process when you go through this.”
“She’s a trooper. She pulled through it and was kind of relieved to get it over with and get the cancer out. She’s doing well at home and recovering,” Bill described his wife, Giuliana Rancic.
“Fortunately, it was caught very, very early” he said of Giuliana’s disease.
“We’re going back to the doctor tomorrow. They had to remove a couple of lymph nodes and we’re hoping we get a report tomorrow.”
Giuliana Rancic has revealed few days ago that she had breast cancer during a Today Show interview.
She learned she had breast cancer when her doctor recommended she get a mammogram before going through her third round of in-vitro fertilization treatments.
Giuliana Rancic plans to return to work next week, despite the lumpectomies and the six weeks of radiation treatments that are scheduled to start soon.
About 200,000 American women are diagnosed with invasive and in situ breast cancer each year, and most of them will have surgery.
“The majority of breast cancers in this country are treated initially with surgery,” says Dr.Christina Weltz, associate director for surgery at the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai. Dr. Christina Weltz is a surgeon who specializes in malignant and benign breast issues. She does about 150 breast cancer surgeries a year.
“For most women, that means making a decision between mastectomy [removal of the breast and breast tissue] and lumpectomy [removal of the tumor and a small margin around it].”
The average age of diagnosis is 61. Although doctors don’t know exactly what causes breast cancer, hormones, particularly estrogen, play a key role.
“We know that estrogen is a big factor in terms of risk factors, like the higher risk of women who start menstruating early or go through menopause late,” says Dr. Christina Weltz.
“Women who have children later in life or never have children are also at higher risk, as are women who take postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy.”