"Upbeat" Giuliana Rancic Gets Back to Work After Mastectomy Announcement

Celebrity News Dec. 6, 2011 AT 12:22PM
"Upbeat" Giuliana Rancic Gets Back to Work After Mastectomy Announcement Credit: Robin Platzer/ Twin Images

Monday certainly wasn't just any old day for Giuliana Rancic.

That morning, the E! News hostess and reality star, 37, announced her decision to undergo a double mastectomy later this week. Rancic revealed a breast cancer diagnosis back in October, and the disease was initially treated with a lumpectomy and radiation.

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And despite her very emotional appearance (with husband Bill Rancic alongside her) on The Today Show explaining the big news, Rancic didn't call in sick for work.

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Later that night, she was back on the job -- meeting Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and other stars on the red carpet for the NYC premiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey, Jolie's intense debut as a director and screenwriter.

According to an onlooker, the radiant Rancic looked "happy and upbeat" chatting with the stars and fans.

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"Overall, she's in unbelievably great spirits," a source close to Rancic told Us Weekly. "She's been working a lot. It keeps her motivated."

Giuliana and husband Bill, 40, thanked fans via Twitter late Monday. "Thank u all! Thank u for the outpouring of prayers."

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