‘E! News’ host and reality TV star Giuliana Rancic announced Monday morning on ‘Today’ that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Rancic has had difficulties conceiving a child with husband and fellow reality TV star Bill Rancic, and it was only through her third in vitro fertilization attempt that this was revealed.

After her doctor suggested Rancic undergo a mammogram, she initially didn’t think it was necessary, given that she was a 36-year-old with no family history of breast cancer. However, she eventually followed his advice and the test came back positive.

Because the disease was caught in its early stages, Rancic has an excellent chance of recovery. She will undergo surgery this week, and then begin six and a half weeks of radiation treatment.

Rancic credited her continued efforts to have a child with saving her life during her interview on ‘Today.’

[via The Huffington Post]