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Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has breast cancer

Actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus, winner of the award for Outstanding Comedy Actress for 'Veep,' poses in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus, winner of the award for Outstanding Comedy Actress for 'Veep,' poses in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

The Emmy-award winning actress posted the news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

In the tweet, Louis-Dreyfus, wrote, "1 in 8 women get breast cancer. 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 bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.

She has been a mainstay on television since her three-year stint on "Saturday Night Live" from 1982-1985. From 1990-1998, she portrayed Elaine Benes on "Seinfeld" and since 2012 has portrayed Selina Meyer on HBO's award-winning show, "Veep."


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