Giuliana Rancic Doing 'Really Well' After Double Mastectomy

The E! host's husband said she was "cracking jokes"

By Access Hollywood
|  Thursday, Dec 15, 2011  |  Updated 5:17 AM CDT
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Giuliana Rancic Doing 'Really Well' After Mastectomy

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Giuliana Rancic was "doing really well" after her double mastectomy, her husband said.

Giuliana Rancic underwent a successful double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery on Tuesday.

"G is doing really well," her husband, Bill Rancic, told E! News. "Her surgery lasted about four hours and the doctors were very pleased with the result."

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Bill admitted the hours after surgery were certainly not a breeze for his brave wife.

"She had a little bit of pain through the night but is feeling much better this morning and was cracking jokes," he added.

Giuliana herself, offered gratitude for the supportive words she has received from the public.

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"I want to thank all the viewers and fans for their support and prayers," she told E! News. "The tweets and notes have not gone unnoticed. I am very grateful."

Earlier this month, the E! host revealed she was planning to undergo the double mastectomy after a previous lumpectomy was unable to rid her body of cancer.

"For me, it was important to get the cancer out," Giuliana explained on the "Today" show in early December. "That's what I wanted to do — just get it out."

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The E! TV personality – who first revealed she was battling breast cancer in October — said her desire to have children was a "big part" of her decision-making process.

"That was actually a big part of it, not all of it, but a big part," she previously told "Today's" Ann Curry. "But to be honest, at the end, all it came down to was just choosing to live, and not looking over my shoulder for the rest of my life. "That's really what it came down to."

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