Brooke Burke Charvet: Giuliana Rancic Inspired Me to Get a Mammogram

Brooke Burke
Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke Charvet has a famous friend to thank for inspiring her to be proactive about her health.

“As soon as I found out my friend Giuliana Rancic was diagnosed with breast cancer, I booked my mammogram,” Burke Charvet, 40, tells Prevention in their June issue.

Adds Burke Charvet: “I called her from the doctor”s office and said, “Thank you for provoking me to have this done.” “

What”s more, says the host, she learned that the often-feared procedure was actually not as bad as many might think.

“When I was finished, I said to the nurse, “What”s the big deal There”s so much negative talk about the mammogram,” ” she says. “The biggest thing was scheduling my day to get there. The actual appointment was a piece of cake.

Rancic, 37, who is expecting her first child with her husband Bill Rancic via surrogate, underwent a double mastectomy in December following her cancer diagnosis.