Northwestern alumna Julia-Louis Dreyfus announces she has breast cancer

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Northwestern alumna Julia-Louis Dreyfus announces she has breast cancer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus holds up two Emmys at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Louis-Dreyfus (Communication '83) won her sixth consecutive Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role on “Veep.” On Thursday, Louis-Dreyfus announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus holds up two Emmys at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Louis-Dreyfus (Communication '83) won her sixth consecutive Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role on “Veep.” On Thursday, Louis-Dreyfus announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus holds up two Emmys at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Louis-Dreyfus (Communication '83) won her sixth consecutive Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role on “Veep.” On Thursday, Louis-Dreyfus announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Source: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Source: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Julia Louis-Dreyfus holds up two Emmys at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards. Louis-Dreyfus (Communication '83) won her sixth consecutive Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her role on “Veep.” On Thursday, Louis-Dreyfus announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

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Northwestern alumna Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Communication ’83) has breast cancer, she announced Thursday on social media.

Louis-Dreyfus, in a picture of a signed statement posted on Instagram and Twitter, said “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,” Louis-Dreyfus said. “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”

Louis-Dreyfus, known for her roles on “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” recently took home her sixth consecutive Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for her performance in the HBO show “Veep.” She is one of two performers with the most overall Emmy awards, at nine.

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