Popular television host Giuliana Rancic went public with her struggle against breast cancer earlier this year. Now she has announced that she is planning to undergo a double mastectomy to prevent the cancer from recurring and has scheduled the procedure for over the holidays.
36-year old Guiliana Rancic initially underwent a double lumpectomy to removed cancerous growths in both breasts as well as her lymph nodes. On an interview with The Today Show, she revealed her reasons for wanting to undergo the double mastectomy, a somewhat drastic procedure, to reduce her risk of the cancer returning.
Guiliana says, ” To be honest, all it came down to was choosing to live and not looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life. It could have come back more aggressively next time, so for me it was just more important to get the cancer out.”
“With the double mastectomy I now have less than one per cent chance of getting it back, otherwise it was 20, 30 or 40 per cent chance and for me it wasn’t worth it.”
After her double mastectomy, Guiliana may opt for breast reconstructive surgery and take time off from her busy schedule to under breast augmentation recovery.
Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer says, “Giuliana Rancic will go through a physical and emotional recovery following her double mastectomy, but it is recovery. There is no “best” time to have this surgery except for as soon as possible. The results hopefully will be cancer free breasts and aesthetically speaking it is hard to say what she can expect as he aesthetic result is secondary for the surgeon performing her mastectomy. I wish her all the best and a speedy recovery.”
If Guiliana opts out of breast reconstructive surgery, she can explore many options including breast prosthesis and other options for mastectomy patients. Makemeheal.com wishes her and her family the best during this time and a positive outcome from her procedures.
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