Bill Rancic: Giuliana Will Come Back Stronger After Breast Cancer Battle

October 21, 2011 01:35:03 GMT

The first winner of 'The Apprentice' says that his E! News co-anchor wife is on bed rest after undergoing a double lumpectomy and will start radiation treatment in about a month 'after she heals'.

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Bill Rancic is keeping a positive mind when it comes to his wife's cancer. Having offered assurance that Giuliana Rancic is doing well after her breast cancer surgery, the first winner of "The Apprentice" told E! News that his co-anchor wife "will come back stronger and better than before."

During the chat, the "Giuliana and Bill" star said that his 37-year-old wife "is on bed rest" and had her BlackBerry confiscated. He also expressed his wish to "trade places" with her if he could, and noted that the TV personality's test result should come out on Friday, October 21.

The 40-year-old went on to share that his wife is expected to start radiation treatment in about a month "after she heals and has her strength back," but plans to take only a week off from work. He additionally responded to Ryan Seacrest's joke that he is going to use Giuliana's parking space while she was gone by saying, "Make sure her spot is open!"

Giuliana underwent a double lumpectomy last Tuesday, October 18. During the surgery that lasted two hours, doctors also removed lymph nodes that are believed may have been affected as well. On Thursday, October 20, her husband Bill gave updates on her condition post surgery on the "Today" show.

Speaking to host Ann Curry, Bill said, "Giuliana is a trooper. She pulled through it." The real estate developer added, "She's relieved to have it over with and get the cancer out. She's doing well at home and recovering - and I'm adding nurse to my resume. She's having fun with that."

Bill additionally expressed hopes to be able to do more than just giving support to his wife. "Giuliana has had a tough year and a half. Between the IVF attempts and now with this, I wish I could carry some of the load," he said. "Watching her being wheeled into the [operating room] was heartbreaking for me."

Still, the motivational speaker did noted, "We're viewing this as a gift. It was caught very, very early." On what the future holds, he is confident that he and Giuliana "will kick off 2012 with a new outlook on life."


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posted by ANA on Mar 24, 2012
posted by cath on Jan 13, 2012
saya sentiasa mendoakan awak berdua mendapat anak suatu hari nanti dan hidup dengan bahagia.GBU
posted by nma on Nov 30, 2011
am so sorry 2 hear this i believe God would help u just keep praying and hanging on u would pull thru, bill pls keep supporting her thats what love is all about thanks
posted by Opinion on Nov 22, 2011
I used to look up to Giuliana until I watched her fashion show with her old ugly co-host. I hope she gets weaker. How do you have cancer and still have the idea of hurting people's feeling about expressing themselves? She's not a fighter. She will never have the "perfect" family.
posted by Mita on Oct 24, 2011
Praise Jesus!
posted by shirleyann20 on Oct 24, 2011
I was sorry to hear about Giuliana but she looks like a fighter.... she has such a good support team God Bless you and take care.... shirleyann 20
posted by yolande on Oct 22, 2011
i will be praying for you. You will be stronger and there is a baby in your future.
posted by vette on Oct 22, 2011
turning 37 this November. Will request a mammogram at my yearly check up. Wishing you the best. Get rested and be positive. You have a great support team between your husband,family and friends.
posted by Linny73 on Oct 22, 2011
I was devastated to hear the news. My husband and I were praying for you two to get pregnant! Please know how many of your fans love u both and get better , be strong!
posted by kimi on Oct 21, 2011
You go girl with your love and suportive husband, I know you can only do well.
posted by mwhite on Oct 21, 2011
Praying God's Strength for you both.

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