Giuliana Rancic's Return to TV: "My Surgery Went Very Well"

Entertainment Oct. 25, 2011 AT 10:34AM
Giuliana Rancic's Return to TV: "My Surgery Went Very Well" Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

A heroine's return!

On Monday, just five days after undergoing a double lumpectomy for breast cancer, Giuliana Rancic got back to work as co-host of E! News.

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After Ryan Seacrest introduced his pal to a round of applause, Rancic, 37, got emotional. "You're going to make me cry," said Rancic, who revealed an early-stage breast cancer diagnosis on the Today Show recently.

"I've got to say, I feel great. My surgery went very well," said the reality star, who starts radiation treatment next month.

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"I still do have a bit of a road ahead of me, but it's nothing I can't handle...and it's going to be good!

Holding up her arm triumphantly, she added, "You saw when I came in here, I was like, 'She's back!'"

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She also tweeted about the happy night:

"Feels so great to be back at work today. The @Enews set was such a blast & my friends in the newsroom wore pink ribbons 4 me."

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