October 17, 2011 01:54 PM by Jackie Morrison
Teen Mom star Maci Bookout is one of several reality stars to publicly send a show of support to television personality and entertainment reporter Giuliana Rancic. The star of Giuliana and Bill, Fashion Police, and a popular television host on E! announced on that she has breast cancer on October 17.
The sad news comes at a difficult time for Giuliana and Bill Rancic who have struggled with infertility and a miscarriage. Though only 37 years old, Giuliana Rancic is in the early stages of breast cancer which was discovered by one of her IVF doctors. She is now about to undergo surgery this week and almost seven weeks of chemotherapy.
“Praying for Giuliana Rancic. Keep going strong, with God u can win this battle against breast cancer!” Maci Bookout tweeted. Others in the industry have also used twitter to send wishes for a full recovery to the star and her husband. Maci Bookout first became a reality TV star herself when she appeared on 16 and Pregnant and later Teen Mom. Both shows chronicle her struggle with young motherhood.
Giuliana Rancic announced her illness on NBC’s TODAY show. She said that it was a mammogram that detected it during her third attempt to conceive through IVF. One of her male doctors had wanted to rule out breast cancer and insisted on the star being screened. Due to her age, Giuliana Rancic was below the baseline age of 40 when regular screenings are recommended but it turned out to have been a life saving decision.
The doctor told the couple, “I will not get you pregnant without ruling out the breast cancer because if you get pregnant all the hormones will accelerate the cancer.”
The couple have had to delay a third IVF cycle because of the diagnosis. However, Giuliana Rancic did proceed with having her eggs retrieved when she learned of the scan results the next day. Her and her husband Bill Rancic will not attempt to get pregnant again until she has successfully completed cancer treatment.
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