Why Giuliana Rancic Is Even More Grateful This Holiday Season
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Giuliana Rancic shared an uplifting message on Sunday about being five-years cancer free.

Rancic was previously diagnosed with breast cancer in Oct. 2011. After the diagnosis, Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy, followed by both radiation treatments and a double mastectomy in order to rid her body of the disease.

In an Instagram post, the former E! news host wrote: "'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. 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."

She said: "This week, these words are especially meaningful as I celebrate an important milestone — the one I have prayed for every night for one thousand, eight hundred and twenty-seven nights: Five years cancer-free. Now that I've reached this critical milestone, the odds of the breast cancer coming back are not gone but exponentially lower. Breast cancer is more of my history, less of my present, but that doesn't mean I am leaving this battlefield. Through my journey, I have met those who, it breaks my heart to say, did not reach this milestone."

"This past year alone, more than 40,000 people died of breast cancer, while another 300,000 received the devastating diagnosis and began their own journeys through the storm," she said. "And I pray for them all. To those we have lost, I will keep your spirit alive by continuing your fight. And for those who are fighting now, I will pray for you and hope that the same words that helped pull me through the darkest hours will give you some comfort, too. That you will have faith that everything will be OK in the end. For me, this week marks a new beginning. I breathe a sigh of relief as I come to the end of this five-year marathon and cross the most significant finish line of my life so far. I can now declare, with immense gratitude and God's love, that I can feel the sun shining on my face. And I can also say that I'm finally...OK."

See the post's accompanying pic, which features the star gazing at the ocean with her arms open wide (below).

See more photos of celebrity cancer survivors in the gallery (above).

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