E! television personality Giuliana Rancic is set to get a double mastectomy next week. Rancic publicly acknowledged her breast cancer diagnosis several weeks ago, and said that her decision to have both breasts removed was a difficult one to make.
“First, I would like to take the stigma away,” she told E! News. “‘Mastectomy’ the word seemed so scary to me at first. After doing research and seeing the advancements, the surgery has come a long way from 20 years ago. The results can be incredible… It was not an easy decision but it was the best decision for me.”
Giuliana Rancic says that her recovery phase will include a reconstruction procedure, and that she hopes to be fully healed in time for New Year’s Eve festivities. She also said that she isn’t afraid of the aftermath. “I’ll be able to say that I survived something major and it’s made me stronger,” she explained. “I will be a better woman for it.”