Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the award-winning star of US TV comedy series Veep, has announced that she has breast cancer, in a message published on social networks.
“1 out of every 8 women suffer from breast cancer,” she wrote. “Today I am”.
“The good news”, he added, was that it had a “glorious” group of family and friends for your support and a “great” insurance through their union.
The actress, 56, has also appeared on “Saturday Night Live”, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Seinfeld.
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Earlier this month, Louis-Dreyfus picked up a record-breaking sixth Emmy Award for outstanding lead Actress in a row for his role in the HBO series Veep.
In Veep, his character starts as an ineffectual vice president of the united states, whose attempts to expand his role continually frustrated. Veep star ‘taste’ drama roles
Louis-Dreyfus’ announcement was received with a great deal of support from other actors and celebrities.
His Veep co-star Tony Hale retweeted the announcement, adding the following message: “We love this woman.”
Christina Applegate, who had a double mastectomy in 2008, after her own diagnosis of breast cancer, said Louis-Dreyfus to get in contact with her if she wanted to talk.
HBO, the network behind Veep, also issued a statement, saying: “We have every confidence that she will get through this with his usual tenacity and intrepid spirit, and we look forward to your return to health and to HBO for the final season of Veep.”‘Universal healthcare’
The US actors ‘ union SAG-AFTRA provides health insurance as a benefit of the members, that the members of the union earn credits toward those who work in accredited productions.
“The bad news is that not all women are so lucky,” Louis-Dreyfus said in his statement, “so we’re going to fight against all types of cancer and make universal health care a reality.”
Her call for universal health care – at a time when the american President Donald Trump is pushing through health care reform – is not the first time that she has made a targeted political comments.
Accepting the award for outstanding performance of an actress in a comedy series at the SAG Awards earlier this year, she referred to Mr Trump’s controversial travel ban, saying: “I am the daughter of an immigrant. My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France.”
“I am an American patriot, and I love this country… this immigrant prohibition is a defect and is anti-American.”Breast cancer: The facts
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the world.
The rates of breast cancer vary from country to country – about one in every eight women will have breast cancer during their life in the united states and the united kingdom.
Around 55,000 people are diagnosed with the disease in the uk each year, around 150 people per day. It is much more common among women, affecting just one in every 870 men.
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Medical experts recommend that women be aware of what your breasts will look and feel like, so that they can be aware of any abnormal changes.
Possible signs of breast cancer include:
The changes in the contour or shape of the breast, especially those caused by arm movements or by lifting the breast
Changes in the appearance or feel of the skin, such as puckering or dimpling
Any new lumps, thickening or bumpy areas in one breast or in the armpit, with or without pain, which differs from the same part of the other breast and armpit
Nipple discharge (may be bloody)
Moist, red areas on the nipple that don’t heal easily
Any change in nipple position, such as being pulled in or pointing differently
A rash on or around the nipple
The chances of recovery are good if the cancer is discovered in its early stages. The breast screening using a mammogram – a type of X – ray- to sweep for small cancers in their childhood.
Sources: World Health Organization, NHS, Cancer Research uk