Giuliana Rancic Breathes ‘A Huge Sigh of Relief’ [AUDIO]

December 6, 2011 9:52 am

After announcing her battle with breast cancer, Giuliana Rancic has decided to undergo a double mastectomy. The E! News host appeared on Today yesterday to discuss her life changing choice saying, “At the end all it came down to was just choosing to live and not looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life. That’s really what it came down to. So for me it was just really important to get the cancer out.”

E! News co-host Ryan Seacrest called Giuliana during ‘On Air With Ryan Seacrest’ to discuss how  she felt after sharing her decision with the world, “It was good. It was a huge sigh of relief just to be able to talk about it,” she said. “Its nice to get it all out there and speak freely about it.”

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Her husband Bill Rancic also appeared at her side on Today. The couple took into consideration their desire for children and said it played an important part in the decision making process. But Giuliana did consider what her physical results would be and how Bill might feel about it.

“Bill’s been incredible,” Giuliana said. “One of my first thoughts I had when I started considering the mastectomy was, ‘What am I going to look like?’ And then, ‘What will my husband think?’ But Bill told me, ‘I don’t care about the physical results. I just want you around for another 50 years. I need you healthy. I need you as my wife. I need you as a mother to our kids.”

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The couple plans to spend New Year’s Eve in New York City despite the surgery next week. “2012 is our year. We’re going to ring in the New Year happy and healthy,” said Bill.

Giuliana is staying strong and has a courageous outlook on the upcoming procedure. “Am I scared? Yes. Scared of the unknown. Scared of the pain. But I’m not scared of what I’ll be like. I’ll have scars, but I like scars. Scars are beautiful because they tell a story,” said Giuliana. “I’ll be able to say that I survived something major and it’s made me stronger. I will be a better woman for it.”

We admire Giuliana for how positive she is staying and wish her the best in her surgery and recovery! Listen to her interview with Ryan above.

VIA E! Online