by Gina Serpe | Mon., Oct. 24, 2011 10:59 AM
All those well wishes paid off.
Just days after undergoing a double lumpectomy, during which she also had some lymph nodes removed for biopsy, Giuliana Rancic is back in the house! She returned to work this morning and will resume her anchor duties on E! News tonight.
"I'm so thrilled to get back to work and return to my E! family today," Giuliana told E! News. "I still have a long road ahead, but thanks to everyone's overwhelming love, support and prayers, it will be an easier journey."
She also had a special message for all the fans who offered up support...
"The E! viewers have helped me to get through this and stay strong more than they will ever know and I will be eternally grateful to them for their love," she said.
The Fashion Police cohost went public with her breast cancer diagnosis on Oct. 17. She underwent the surgery late last week, and, according to husband Bill Rancic, was placed on bed rest while she recuperated.
So what's next for everyone's favorite entertainment maven?
Bill said that his missus is expected to start radiation in about a month, "after she heals and has her strength back."
"She pulled through it and was kind of relieved to get it over with and get the cancer out and is doing well at home," Bill said.
"She's a fighter and will come back stronger and better than before."
The vast and wide-ranging support she received from all corners of Hollywood (and beyond) no doubt helped in her recovery.
Her official return to the airwaves happens tonight on E! News at 7 p.m. ET/PT. Couldn't be happier to have you back, Giuliana!