Julia Louis-Dreyfus diagnosed with breast cancer

Emily Yahr, The Washington Post

Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3:03 PM

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a cast member in the HBO series "Veep," poses at an Emmy For Your Consideration event for the show at the Television Academy on Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Emmy-winning “Seinfeld” and “Veep” star Julia-Louis Dreyfus has been diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a note the actress posted Thursday on Twitter.

“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” she wrote. “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. 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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"While we don't know the details of [Julia Louis-Dreyfus's] diagnosis, her strength in coming forward is not only laudable, but once again shows us that this disease doesn't discriminate; it affects even the most visible members of our society," said Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, of Fox Chase Cancer Center. "It is important that women speak with their doctors about the importance of screening, and become aware of their own self examinations."

Louis-Dreyfus, 56, recently appeared at the Emmy Awards where she picked up her sixth consecutive trophy for best comedy actress for HBO’s “Veep,” in which she plays the embattled politician Selina Meyers in a parody of Washington, D.C., culture. “Veep,” which will wrap up next year with its final season, also won best comedy for the third year in a row.

Emily Yahr, The Washington Post

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