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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Announces That She Has Breast Cancer

The Veep star broke the news on her Instagram.

By Tamara Palmer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus took to her Instagram account on Thursday to share the unfortunate news that she's been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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"1 in 8 women get breast cancer," she wrote. "Today I'm the one."

She wants to reassure fans that she has a "glorious" support system and "fantastic insurance," and is aware that many women are not in the same position, so she also used her announcement as a call to "make universal health care a reality."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Louis-Dreyfus learned of her diagnosis the day after she won an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for Veep on Sept. 17. 

"Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time," reads a statement from HBO provided to the publication. "We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of Veep."

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