Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Richard Shotwell

Julia Louis-Dreyfus diagnosed with cancer

JULIA Louis-Dreyfus has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

"1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," the "Veep" star posted on Twitter Thursday.

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"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 56-year-old actress continued. "The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."

The actress' rep told US Weekly: "Julia is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes."

HBO, which screens Veep, told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that Louis-Dreyfus learned about her diagnosis just one day after the Emmy Awards.

Veep stars (l-r) Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Reid Scott.
Veep stars (l-r) Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Reid Scott. Supplied

"Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time," HBO said in the statement.

"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."

The production schedule for Veep will be adjusted as needed, HBO said.

Louis-Dreyfus, who won her record-breaking sixth Emmy for her role in Veep earlier this month, has been married to husband Brad Hall for 20 years.

They share two sons, Charlie and Henry.

Louis Dreyfus has won Emmy Awards for three different roles (Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and Veep).

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