Julia Louis-Dreyfus took to Twitter this morning to share some sad news: The actress has breast cancer. “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,” she wrote.
She also shared her thoughts on health care, adding, “The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.”
Earlier this month, Julia garnered her sixth consecutive Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy—a record-breaking win.
Christina Applegate, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, tweeted out her support, saying, “Mama, find me. Let’s talk if you want.”
Other celebrities have also been open about their breast cancer risks and diagnoses. Here, some of their inspiring words.
Celebrities Speak About Breast Cancer
The actress and activist underwent a double mastectomy after test results revealed she had a high risk of breast cancer.
Angelina said in an op-ed for the New York Times, "I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer."
The actress revealed she'd been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and has been open on Instagram about her struggle and treatment.
Now in remission, Shannen said, "Here's the thing, even with positive results, it's the next five years that determine so much. So, let's see how today turns out and then day by day. Live life to the fullest. Cherish every second. Love fiercely. And thank God for every second. I'll keep you all posted and thank you for your positive energy and prayers."
"I am a 36-year-old person with breast cancer, and not many people know that that happens to women my age or women in their 20s. This is my opportunity now to go out and fight as hard as I can for early detection," Christina said in 2007.
She underwent a double mastectomy after tests revealed she had a high risk of developing breast cancer again.
In 1992, the actress was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. Sadly, Olivia shared earlier this year that her cancer had returned, but said in a statement to People, "I am feeling good and enjoying total support from my family and friends, along with a team of wellness and medical practitioners."
Diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40, the actress told ABC News, "I felt scared. And I thought, Oh, I don't want this to be happening. I was very cognizant of, if it's going to happen, this is the best way for it to happen, that it's found so early and we can just get right on it."