Julia Louis-Dreyfus Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Sep 28, 2017 at 1:55 p.m. ET
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Today, multiple Emmy-winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced via Instagram that she has breast cancer.

She wrote: “1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.” 

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The Seinfeld and Veep actor stayed positive, saying, “the good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union.”

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Not missing the opportunity to highlight health inequities, Louis-Dreyfus continued, “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.” 

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Known for playing strong, powerful women like Elaine Benes and Selina Meyer, Louis-Dreyfus has supported women’s health causes in real life, including Planned Parenthood.

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We have no doubt she’ll bring her strength and grace to her experience with breast cancer and continue to be a vocal advocate for others.

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