Julia Louis-Dreyfus took to Twitter last Thursday to announce that she has been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She subsequently took the opportunity to say "thank you" for the messages of support she received after revealing the bad news.

Based on US Breast Cancer statistics, about one in eight women will develop a breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Second to skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States.

Given the statistics, it is no wonder that some of those diagnosed include celebrities. Famous celebrities who have battled breast cancer are Sheryl Crow, Andrea Mitchell, Carlyn Simon, Suzanne Somer.

'Veep' star struck a positive note to her message

On Friday, Julia shared a note on Twitter to inform her fans and followers about her current battle. According to the statement by HBO, the actress received the bad news the day after she won her record-breaking sixth Emmy Award.

According to the Guardian, "veep" is set to finish at the end of the season. It further said that the decision to end the show has nothing to do with the actress’ diagnosis.

Louis-Dreyfus pleads for universal healthcare

The day after she announced her breast cancer diagnosis on Twitter Julia Louis-Dreyfus posted again on social media.

This was a "thank you" message to her friends and loved ones for showing their support. Julia's son Henry Hall shared a throwback photo with his mom with a caption, " I could not be more thankful for the outpouring of support for my mom yesterday." Julia retweeted the post and added a note saying, "I'm thankful too, and also thankful for my dear boy with good manners."

Along with her news about being diagnosed with breast cancer, Louis-Dreyfus also included a call for universal healthcare in her post “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 said.

The 56-year old actress has received support on Twitter from fellow stars Michael McKean, Debra Messing, Christina Applegate, Sarah Silverman and Veep co-star Tony Hale. Former Vice President Joe Biden also tweeted his support to the actress.

The cancer news came on the heels of a time for celebration. On September 17, the "Seinfeld" alum again made history. She surpassed Don Knotts' and Candice Bergen's records for the most Emmy wins for a singular role.

The 56-year old actress won her sixth Primetime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress" in the comedy series "Veep."

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