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Julia Louis-Dreyfus diagnosed with breast cancer

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced today that she has breast cancer. 

Through her official Twitter account she wrote, "1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one."

The Veep star goes on to say, "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."

Louis-Dreyfus is 56 years old. It's unclear what stage the cancer is in. 

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