Giuliana Rancic has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.
The TV star bravely took to Instagram on Sunday, Dec. 18 to share that she has been cancer-free for five years — and we couldn't be more thrilled to hear this exciting health update!
"'Everything will be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end.' Ever since I was diagnosed with breast cancer, this quote has been my mantra. These words have been my anthem, my inspiration, my comfort, and my prayer," the 42-year-old powerfully wrote on the social media platform.
"They gave me hope that the emotional and physical struggles that had suddenly consumed my life were NOT my life forever. That this was temporary, and I would pass through this storm and feel the sun on the other side. That I would one day feel like "me’ again and be OK," Giuliana continued.
"This week, these words are especially meaningful as I celebrate an important milestone," she added. "The one I have prayed for every night for one thousand, eight hundred and twenty seven nights: Five years cancer-free."
The mom-of-one was previously diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2011 at age 36. In a recent interview with Closer Weekly, Giuliana shared special words of encouragement for women who are currently going through what she once did. "My best advice to them is what helped me. I remember the words 'this too shall pass.' And it does pass. Just knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel is what we need to get us through the day," she said.
Click through the gallery below to see more stars who have bravely battled breast cancer.
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The actress and fitness guru was diagnosed with a noninvasive form of the disease after having a lump removed from her breast in 2010."I've just joined a family of millions of women who have gone through this," Jane told Oprah in 2013 of her battle.
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At the young age of 36, Christina underwent a "life-saving" double mastectomy after being told she had breast cancer. "I still sometimes lose my mind,” the actress recently told ET of her diagnosis. "You have a daily reminder of everything that you’ve gone through."
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On Oct. 9, 2014, Barbara stunned attendees at a Breast Cancer Research Foundation luncheon by revealing she once battled the disease.
"Some years back, more than five now, I discovered a small lump in my own breast. Under the expert care of [my doctor] I had a lumpectomy. I haven't talked about it. There was no need to. There were other choices that were possible. This was mine. I told a few people and I'm fine. I wasn't worried because I knew that the advances made in treating breast cancer including lumpectomies were possible. Research made my treatment possible," she said of her diagnosis and treatment for the illness.
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Cynthia — who is best known for her role as Miranda on Sex and the City — was told she had breast cancer in 2000 while getting a routine mammogram, but did not go public with her diagnosis until 2008. Since then, the actress has become a proud breast cancer activist and now serves as an ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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Hoda — co-host of the fourth hour of Today alongside Kathie Lee Gifford— underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in 2007 following her diagnosis. She has since become a proud advocate for breast cancer awareness and celebrated five years of being cancer-free in October 2012.
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The Fried Green Tomatoes star first battled ovarian cancer in 2003 before revealing in September 2012 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer two months earlier and had undergone a double mastectomy.
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Starting in 1997, the singer underwent a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and reconstructive surgery to treat her breast cancer. While Carly had noticed a lump in her breast several years before, her doctors originally advised her against surgery. She has since said she has felt "a little angry" with herself for not pressuring the health professionals to remove the lump sooner.
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The TV star host found out she had breast cancer after her doctor asked her to get a mammogram before continuing with IVF fertility treatments. In October 2011 Giuliana revealed she had been diagnosed with an early stage of the disease for which she was treated with a lumpectomy, radiation and a double mastectomy. Less than a year later, Giuliana returned to work at E! and welcomed her first child, Duke, with husband, Bill Rancic, via surrogate.
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After an "aggressive," stage-two diagnosis in June, the former Good Morning America host underwent chemotherapy and a lumpectomy. "It gives you this much, much greater appreciation for life," she told breast cancer survivor Hoda Kotb of her battle during a recent Today interview.
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Dame Maggie Smith
"The cancer was hideous. It takes the wind out of your sails and I don't know what the future holds, if anything," the British actress said of the disease during her battle. In 2007, the Harry Potter star was diagnosed with breast cancer, but insisted on continuing to appear in the beloved series and underwent a lumpectomy, chemo and radiation treatments during filming.
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"I feel so fortunate and grateful to be a survivor of breast cancer. I see it as a gift," Olivia once said of her battle with breast cancer. The Grease star was diagnosed with the illness in 1992 and has since become an advocate for health awareness and breast cancer research. She was sadly diagnosed again in May 2017.
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Robin — a Good Morning America anchor and former ESPN reporter — battled an early form of breast cancer in 2007, which was treated with chemotherapy and radiation. In 2013 she announced she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a medical condition that may have been exacerbated by her cancer treatments. She underwent a bone marrow transplant in October 2012.
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The "Soak Up the Sun" singer was diagnosed with the disease in 2006 and has since become an impassioned activist for early detection.
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"When I was diagnosed with cancer, I was shocked," Suzanne told Everyday Health in 2011 of her battle. The Three's Company star had a lumpectomy followed by radiation therapy but decided to forego chemotherapy in favor of alternative treatment for the disease.
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Rita was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma — the second most common type of breast cancer — after having two surgical breast biopsies in April 2015. She then underwent a bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. The actress confirmed she is now cancer-free in December 2015.