Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Breast Cancer Strikes Again

Reality star and E! host Giuliana Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer this past October. She recently announced to the public her decision to undergo a double mastectomy. Giuliana has had a bad history of health issues in the past. She has been very open about these problems on her reality show, "Giuliana and Bill." On her reality show she has chronicled her fertility problems, including a miscarriage. Giuliana desperately wants to become a mother, and this is the main reason why she's taking an aggressive stand and fighting the cancer early. Giuliana, as well as every other woman who has been diagnosed with the disease, is devastated. Giuliana's announcement has made people realize the emotional side of breast cancer. "Despite the pink-ribboned ubiquity of breast cancer in our consciousness, the difficult and emotional tradeoffs of treatment are still tricky to talk about." Even though October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the ways in which cancer can emotionally affect a female are sometimes pushed aside. 

The author of this article, Mary Elizabeth Williams, seems to be very emotional about the subject of breast cancer. She says that Giuliana, "reminds us there's more to fighting breast cancer than pink ribbons." Williams seems to agree with the decision she is making to undergo the double mastectomy. Williams says, "That quest to become a mother is a big part of her decision to take an aggressive line on cancer."Williams also touches on the underlying problem of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Even though the month is dedicated to empowering women, it ignores the emotional problems. 

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  1. I think it is very brave of her to be so upfront about her cancer with the public. It is also even more brave of her to undergo a double mastectomy, which is clearly a very serious surgery. Just this week my dad's first cousin passed away from breast cancer after fighting it for over 4 years. She was only 36. I hope that Giuliana can be a role model for people fighting this horrible sickness.

  2. I love her show, she is so cute. poor Guiliana

  3. Breast cancer brings such sadness to so many families and I am happy that Guiliana can be such a strong fighter against this disease.