TODAY   |  April 02, 2012

Giuliana and Bill consider adoption, surrogacy

Giuliana and Bill Rancic discuss Giuliana’s breast cancer crisis, the next steps toward their continued dream to have a baby, and what you can expect to see on the fifth season of their series, “Giuliana & Bill.”

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>>> giuliana and bill rancic . season five of their reality series " giuliana and bill" premieres tomorrow night on the style network and this time viewers are brought along as the couple faces their toughest challenge yet, giuliana 's breast cancer .

>> bill was just heartbroken. i mean, couldn't believe it. so he's like, i'm coming home right now.

>> cancer is something that hits home with me because i lost my father to cancer. so, as a husband, you never want to see your wife suffer. you never want to see your wife go through pain. our job is to make everything okay.

>> it's not just you who suffers. your spouse really suffers, too. and i knew that bill was very sad. i can see it in his eyes. he just wishes so badly he can take this away from me.

>> giuliana and bill rancic , good morning. it's great to have you here.

>> thank you.

>> great to be here.

>> we're watching all of that very, very difficult stuff. and one would think going through something like this would tear -- could tear a couple apart.

>> absolutely.

>> and yet not so for you two.

>> not at all.

>> it's brought us so much closer to the. and it's actually helped us find the humor in everything. because when you go through something this tough, you have to at some point laugh and get back to your normal life . and that's what bill helped me do. so we -- honestly, it's really we invigorated our relationship in many ways. and we're closer than ever, that's for sure.

>> i think what it does is it makes, you know, the little things not seem so important. this summer we're going to renew our vows. we're going to really take life on and look at it in a new light.

>> yes.

>> bill said that the other day. we were talking about it and he said, we've just been through so much, it's our five-year anniversary coming up, we should do something special. so, we're going to do something really big.

>> a big party. celebration of life.

>> and that -- that celebration of life is the -- the joy side of life, but you've had to kind of really deal, the last time you came here you were talking about your movie. what's the latest that you've discovered about you, what are the doctors telling you about your treatment?

>> imgood. it's been a tough journey you get this double mastectomy. you think i'm good, i'm great. this is all over. you get the pathology back and with us, you know, it was a little worse than we thought it was.

>> the cancer was worse than you thought it was?

>> yeah. so thank god i did get that double mastectomy. and yeah, it was scary, you know. there were a lot of words and treatments being tossed around.

>> chemotherapy?

>> correct. and but, you know, after a lot of research and further research and further testing on me, as of now i won't be needing chemotherapy, which is fantastic news. but i will go ahead with oral medication, and that sort of thing. and that's what you've got to do. you know, you do what the doctors tell you to do and it's going to be okay.

>> a lot of people who watch your show came in to your lives knowing about your wish to have a baby.

>> right.

>> has -- has -- do you have a sense based on how long these treatments may go, about how long you may still have to wait for those fertility treatments that will make that dream come true?

>> well, you know, right now we're exploring all of our options. the great thing is we still have options out there. and there's a lot of things that we haven't looked at yet and we're going to different in. i think this is going to be our year. i have a very good feeling 2012 is the year of the rancics.

>> yeah.

>> ann, i mean, with something like this, it puts it in a different perspective having a child. and, so we are definitely having to explore other options.

>> wait a minute, are you saying that you're thinking about not having a child?

>> no, we absolutely want a child. but --

>> what are you saying --

>> whether i can be pregnant myself, with the medication that i'm starting, it's probably not, you know, as far as myself, not going to happen any time soon. but, as bill mentioned, you know, we are definitely looking at other options. so hopefully we'll have some good news.

>> adoption possibly?

>> possibly adoption, surrogacy. listen, at the end of the day , whether you have a baby naturally, for adoption, surrogacy, it's your baby, you know, you're going to love that baby, and that's all that matters.

>> you know, as open as the two of you have been throughout all of this, i can't imagine it hasn't been tough to -- to go through this, even though you don't even talk about it, go through this while the cameras are there when you're in the medical office. you know, having to hear about all this information. but there's some thing that you have done with this. you've done this and you -- you really opened yourself up to the good that it can do.

>> absolutely.

>> how much has that meaning made your suffering easier.

>> it's been everything. you know, when i first went public, it was for myself. to not have this secret. but then, you know, i realized how many people it's helped and how many women have gone and gotten mammograms and how many women have discovered cancer because of my story. and are able to treat it early. so, you know, i have this incredible platform. i've reached so many young women through my work at e! and beyond that it's just, you know, it would be selfish of me not to be public and not to help.

>> we've always said we're going to use the reality show for good and not evil and that's what we've done over the last five seasons. i think we've inspired a lot of people and showed what a good marriage is like.

>> well, we're going to see all about it on this -- on this episode. thank you so much.

>> thank you.

>> really always fun to talk to both of you.

>> love being here.

>> everyone cheer -- is cheering for you. keep up the good work, giuliana and bill rancic . you can catch " giuliana & bill" tomorrow night on our sister network, style. coming