E! Entertainment host Giuliana and original “The Apprentice” winner Bill have been trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization, a journey chronicled on their reality show, “Giuliana & Bill.” After two failed IVF attempts, Giuliana Rancic ended the show’s most recent season by heading back for a third round of fertility treatments.
This time, however, one doctor insisted the 36-year-old get a mammogram first, she said Monday on the “Today” show.
“He said, ‘I will not get you pregnant’ ” without ruling out her small risk of breast cancer, ” ‘because if you get pregnant it will accelerate the cancer, all the hormones will accelerate the cancer,’ ” said an emotional Rancic. She said she fought the idea at first, as she hadn’t planned on getting that type of scan until the recommended age, 40.
She went ahead with the egg retrieval portion of the IVF treatment, as well as the scan. And then the bad news came.
“They called me the next day and told me, ‘We need to you to come back, we see something.’ ” The Rancics have since put off a third attempt to get pregnant until after she’s completed her treatment, which will include surgery this coming week and then 6½ weeks of radiation.
After praising her husband for supporting her and letting her cry when she needs to cry, she also thanked the baby they hope to have in the future. “I truly believe that God was looking out for me,” she said, and that there was some sort of “master plan” behind the failure of her previous IVF attempts, including one that ended in a miscarriage after eight weeks.
“I’m not going to give up,” Rancic said. “I want that baby. That baby will have saved my life.”
– This gives me chills every time I read or hear about it! So sad, as we have been watching on their reality show Guiliana and Bill have gone through a lot these past few years trying to have a baby and now it’s being put on hold as she fights cancer. They have gone through a lot and hopefully they will get the baby they deserve. She truly is an inspiration to women every where, she’s brave to reveal this and it is admirable that she made this announcement to encourage other woman, I am sure a lot of them are going to get their mammograms sooner than they thought they would because you just never know. We all think we are invincible and we always think the worst can’t happen to us but the scary thing is you just never know.My great-aunt had cancer and had to have both of her breast removed and my aunt got a mastectomy when she found a lump to prevent cancer and my fathers sister died because of cancer, the history is there and I always think it won’t ever happen to me but I defiantly will be getting checked when I am out of my early twenties.
I am praying for her and her husband, she will get through this and she will have her baby in the end, God is great and I truly believe he can’t put anyone through whatever they can’t get through.