Rancic is an E! red carpet host as well as starring in her reality show. She is married to Bill Rancic, who won the first season of Donald Trump's reality program The Apprentice.
The diagnosis came when Rancic's doctor recommended she get a mammogram before beginning her third cycle of IVF (the first two cycles had failed). At age 37, Rancic says she had not intended to get a mammogram until she turned 40, but she followed her doctor's advice, and the breast cancer was discovered. Rancic will undergo surgery later this week, followed by 6 weeks of radiation. She anticipates a full recovery because the cancer was caught early.
Though it is rare, breast cancer does strike younger women--7 percent of all diagnoses are for women under 40, according to WebMd. Women who have certain risk factors, including personal or family history of breast cancer, radiation exposure to the chest, obesity, or dense breasts should talk to their doctors.
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