Giuliana Rancic's Breast Cancer Announcement Draws Support

Oct 18, 2011, 11:41 by R.E. Christian

Style Network says it wants to send its support to Italian-American TV personality Giuliana Rancic, who announced Monday she is battling breast cancer.

Rancic, 37, said she will have surgery this week, then undergo six weeks of radiation therapy to treat early-stage breast cancer.

She said on Monday's edition of the "Today" show her illness was discovered while she was having fertility treatments in an effort to get pregnant.

Rancic is a co-host of "Fashion Police," which airs on E! She also stars with her husband on Style Network's reality series "Giuliana and Bill." Bill is a real-estate developer and the first winner of the business-themed competition series "The Apprentice."

"We are sending our thoughts, love and support to Giuliana, Bill and their families during this difficult time," Style Network said in a statement. "Giuliana has always shown great strength and courage in sharing her challenges with health issues facing so many women. We are hopeful that with the early detection she will have a complete recovery and that her personal journey will continue to be an inspiration and education for women everywhere."

Source: UPI