By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
Giuliana Rancic has chronicled her attempts to get pregnant on her reality show, Giulana & Bill, with husband Bill Rancic. Two in vitro fertilization treatments failed. On the season finale several weeks ago, they were shown trying one more time.
But this morning on Today, the E! red carpet host revealed that the baby attempts led her to other news.
"Through my attempt to get pregnant for the third time, we sadly found out that I have early stages of breast cancer. It's been a shock. A lot of people have been asking, we saw that you went and got IVF, are you pregnant? But sadly, we've had to put that off."
Gancic, 36, said that when they went to do the third round of IVF, a doctor said she needed a mammogram. She wasn't going to get one until she was 40, but he urged her. When she found out the mammogram revealed breast cancer, she said, "I couldn't believe it."
She adds, "I will be okay, because I found it early."
She'll have surgery this week, then radiation for six weeks. "I'm not going to give up" on trying to have a baby. "Now I truly believe God was looking out for me. Had I gotten pregnant, a few years down the line I could have gotten sicker. So the baby saved my life."