breast cancer Julia Louis-Dreyfus | Getty Images
Julia Louis-Dreyfus | Getty Images

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a top Hollywood actress, has informed her fans that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer on Twitter.

The “Veep” actress revealed her cancer diagnosis on Twitter Thursday, September 28, 2017 in a signed message snapped on personal stationery.

“1 in 8 women get breast cancer,” she began her note. “Today, I’m the one.’

“Just when you thought …” she commented alongside her announcement, which assured fans she has plentiful support from loved ones.

“The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,” she wrote. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with around 237,000 women diagnosed in 2014, the most recent year available from the CDC.

Louis-Dreyfus, 56, made Emmys history earlier this month when she took home yet another award for her role on HBO’s acclaimed political satire “Veep.” With that, she became the first actor to win an Emmy six times in a row for the same role, as the bumbling former President Selina Meyer.

Her plea for universal health care comes as the latest Republican effort to pass a health care bill in Congress, which would have repealed the Affordable Care Act, was not brought to a vote due to lack of support.

Read more at HuffPost.


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