Friday, October 21, 2011

Giuliana Rancic, breast cancer, and IVF

Well if you haven't heard from the multiple news reports....Giuliana Rancic has breast cancer and she is only 36. What a shocker! If you don't keep up with Giuliana Rancic she is a host on the E! channel and has her own reality show with her husband Bill called "Giuliana and Bill". I've never seen the show but have heard from others that if you are struggling with infertility its a good show to watch since she struggles with infertility. She has gone in for a couple IVF's and has had one miscarriage at 8 weeks. She was going to do another IVF but then her doctor said he will never do an IVF on a woman (of any age) until they get a mammogram because of the smallest chance they have cancer doing IVF with all the hormones could speed it up. She wasn't expecting to have negative results but it came back that she had the early stages of breast cancer. She went in for surgery today and will go in for radiation soon (I think). She plans to do IVF in the future but obviously that is on hold for now.

Stories like this not only bring me back to reality that my situation is not as severe and I have a ton to be grateful for, but also that everything happens for a reason. It's amazing that in a way having infertility most likely saved her life. Had she not needed the IVF and gotten the mammogram she wouldn't have known. Even if she had gone to another doctor that didn't require that then she wouldn't have known. It's just amazing how life works out. Most of the time its not according to plan but 9 times out of 10 you can look back and say "Ok.. now I kinda get it". I don't think we'll ever understand fully "why" in this life but I think you can see how certain trials in your life form the paths you will walk in life. One day the whole journey will make sense. I just know it.

Prayers for Giuliana today. I think she is just stunning and I know she'll hold a baby one way or another.


  1. Amen. It may be weeks, months, even years before we see it. But everything we go through has a reason. (((hugs)))

  2. I was heartbroken for her when I heard the news, but I'm glad things worked out the way they did and she caught it early. I hope we all get our bfps soon!