When the beautiful E news presenter Guiliana Rancic made the shocking announcement that she was diagnosed with breast cancer, it felt extremely close to home and made us very upset. She is someone we watched regularly on 'E' and 'Fashion Police' which made us feel like we knew her. In October of 2011, Giuliana Rancic announced on TODAY — at the age of 36, in the midst of fertility treatments, she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer. Giuliana underwent a double mastectomy in December of that year, and now she has another big announcement — she's five years cancer-free
The reality star shared the below message. "'Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end.' Ever since I was diagnosed with breast cancer, this quote has been my mantra," she wrote. "These words have been my anthem, my inspiration, my comfort and my prayer.” That five-year mark is an important one for any cancer survivor. While it's no guarantee of remaining cancer-free, as she explained, the odds of the disease returning are "exponentially lower." Still, she plans to keep on fighting. "Breast cancer is more of my history, less of my present, but that doesn't mean I am leaving this battlefield," she continued. "Through my journey, I have met those who, it breaks my heart to say, did not reach this milestone. This past year alone, more than 40,000 people died of breast cancer, while another 300,000 received the devastating diagnosis and began their own journeys through the storm. And I pray for them all." And for herself, she's celebrating. "I can now declare, with immense gratitude and God's love, that I can feel the sun shining on my face," she wrote. "And I can also say that I'm finally...OK." Next year, she and husband Bill Rancic will have another five-year milestone to celebrate. Their son, Duke, who was born via a gestational carrier 10 months after her diagnosis, turns 5.