Giuliana Rancic announced Monday she would proceed with a more aggressive form of treatment after her double lumpectomy in October failed to remove all traces of breast cancer.
The E! News anchor told the Today show's Ann Curry: "I'm going to go ahead and move forward with a double mastectomy." Rancic, 37, who appeared on Today with her husband Bill, said "a big part of the decision" was because the couple wants to have children.
Giuliana -- who announced in October that a mammogram revealed she was in the early stages of breast cancer -- explained that the anti-estrogen therapy required with another lumpectomy and radiation could delay having a baby for several years. "So we were then faced with a decision to make," Bill said. "Do you go back and do another lumpectomy, and try to clean it out or do you go for a more radical procedure?"
Giuliana said the decision to move forward with a double mastectomy was not an easy one to make. "But in the end what happened was -- Bill said to me, 'I just need you around for the next 50 years, kid. I don't care what you look like, I don't care about the physical portion of this, I just need you around for the next 50 years. So let's just get you healthy.'"