Just six weeks after announcing she had breast cancer and would be undergoing a double lumpectomy, Giuliana Rancic announced today that she has decided to have a double mastectomy and immediate reconstruction.
The decision wasn't easy, she told Today and E! News this morning. Giuliana says she decided on a double mastectomy after careful deliberation and consulting with a team of experts including top doctors, radiologists, women who've had mastectomies and women who've opted for alternative treatments, like lumpectomies, radiation and anti-estrogen therapy.
Despite the tough decision, Giuliana says that the outpouring of support and love has been incredible. Through her public experience, she hopes that everyone is inspired to be more proactive with their health and get anything unusual checked out.
Giuliana doesn't expect for the double mastectomy to slow her down too much though, as she has high hopes for a speedy recovery. In fact, her and her husband Bill Rancic plan to celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square this year to ring in a healthier New Year.
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.