Louis-Drey­fus di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer

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Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus has been di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer, the ac­tress, 56, shared on Twit­ter Thurs­day.

“One in eight women get breast can­cer,” she wrote. “Today, I’m the one.”

“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 note con­tin­ued. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all can­cers and make univer­sal health­care a re­al­ity.”

The Veep star re­ceived the di­ag­no­sis just one day af­ter tak­ing home a record sixth straight Emmy for best ac­tress in a com­edy

se­ries on Sept. 17, HBO says.

Veep typ­i­cally airs in the spring. HBO said the di­ag­no­sis did not af­fect its de­ci­sion to re­new the po­lit­i­cal com­edy for a fi­nal sev­enth sea­son, and it will ad­just pro­duc­tion as needed.

“Our love and support go out to Ju­lia and her fam­ily at this time,” the net­work said in a state­ment. “We have ev­ery con­fi­dence she will get through this with her usual tenac­ity and un­daunted spirit.”

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Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus said on Twit­ter she’s been di­ag­nosed with breast can­cer.

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