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“The end of this five-year marathon”: Giuliana Rancic on being five years’ cancer-free

The 42-year-old says she can now "breathe a sigh of relief".

By Ellie McDonald
Just over five years ago, while undergoing IVF treatment in a bid to fall pregnant, doctors discovered that TV presenter Giuliana Rancic had breast cancer.
Since then, the 42-year-old, who is now mum to four-year-old son, Edward Duke, underwent a double mastectomy to rid her body of the cancer for good.
Now, in a honest and heartfelt Instagram post, Giuliana is celebrating being cancer free for five years – something she feels “immense gratitude” about.
“This week, these words are especially meaningful as I celebrate an important milestone – the one I have prayed for every night for one thousand, eight hundred and twenty-seven nights: five years cancer-free,” she wrote.

“Now that I’ve reached this critical milestone, the odds of the breast cancer coming back are not gone but exponentially lower.”
“Breast cancer is more of my history, less of my present, but that doesn't mean I am leaving this battlefield.”
She then went on to acknowledge those who may haven’t been as fortunate as her, and have consequently lost their lives to the disease.
“To those we have lost,” she continued, “I will keep your spirit alive by continuing your fight.”
Giuliana and Bill married back in 2007, and he stood by her side following her 2011 breast cancer diagnosis.
Giuliana was about to start her third round of IVF treatment, when her doctor made the life-changing decision to send her for a mammogram.
Giuliana, who’s husband, Bill Rancic, 45, stood by her side every step of the way during her cancer journey, then went on to reflect on just how important this milestone in her life is.
“For me, this week marks a new beginning. I breathe a sigh of relief as I come to the end of this five-year marathon and cross the most significant finish line of my life so far.”
“I can now declare, with immense gratitude and God's love, that I can feel the sun shining on my face. And I can also say that I'm finally...OK.”
WATCH Giuliana open up about being five years’ cancer free.

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