Giuliana Rancic’s world was shattered in September 2011, when she discovered she had breast cancer while trying to fall pregnant with IVF treatment.
And last night on the season premiere of her reality TV show Giuliana and Bill, the E! TV presenter recalled the harrowing moment she was diagnosed with the disease.
Giuliana Rancic, 37, gave an extremely emotional account what happened in the months after she learned the news and spoke of her hope for the future.
Remember what happened on September 7, 2011, Giuliana Rancic said: “It happened very quickly and the doctor said: <<You have breast cancer.>>”
At this point Giuliana Rancic broke down in tears as she remembered the gut-wrenching moment and said: “It’s not easy talking about it because it’s like the worst second of your life it’s like awful – it’s like everything you expect that conversation to be like – it’s 100 times worse – it’s a million times worse.”
After saying the disease Giuliana Rancic felt a sense that she was dropping through the floor and tuned out as the Doctor explained her treatment options.
The TV presenter remembered: “When I heard radiation I just started hysterically crying again.”
That day Giuliana Rancic had to face the worst news of her life alone, as her husband and best friend Bill was on a charity mission.
Bill Rancic also shared his memories of learning the news and recalled: “Cancer is something that hit home with me because I lost my dad.”
“It’s a helpless feeling.”
After speaking to her husband and telling him the news Giuliana Rancic also described how difficult the phone call to her mother was, and described it as “heartbreaking”.
She added: “I just started falling apart, she was so sad, I felt so bad.”
Giuliana Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer while she was trying to fall pregnant, when a routine mammogram showed that not all was right in her breast.
She was in the middle of IVF treatment and was due to get her eggs retrieved when she discovered she had the disease.
Giuliana and Bill Rancic decided to keep the news private and the TV presenter went back to work like nothing had happened.
She said: “It was hard putting a smile on my face,” adding, “but it was a great distraction but the second I would walk away, boom, miserable again.”
And it appeared that after a hectic week in New York for Fashion Week her emotional stresses became too much when an ill-fitting dress at the Emmys led to her hating her breasts.
Giuliana Rancic said: “It went from oh my gosh I think I’m showing a little too much cleavage to cover these up.”
“I hated them.”
Giuliana Rancic also spoke of being “mad” at her body for having the cancer.