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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Diagnosed With Breast Cancer: Read Her Statement

Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The Veep star, 56, spoke out about her health in an Instagram post on Thursday, September 28.

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“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” she typed in a message, which she then shared. “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.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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She added in her caption: “Just when you thought…”

Just when you thought…

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The actress’ rep tells Us Weekly: “Julia is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes.”

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Earlier this month, the Seinfeld alum made history when she broke Candice Bergen’s record for the most Emmy wins for a singular role. She won her sixth trophy in a row for playing Selina Meyer on Veep. It was recently announced that the HBO hit is ending after its seventh season.

Louis-Dreyfus and her husband, Brad Hall, are parents of sons Henry, 25, and Charlie, 20.

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