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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Has Breast Cancer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced on her personal Twitter page Thursday afternoon that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

The announcement follows a particularly successful year for Louis-Dreyfus. The actress recently took home an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in an Outstanding Comedy Series for her role in “Veep,” making it her sixth Emmy win in a row — a record.

Louis-Dreyfus’ call for universal healthcare is not her first foray into the political arena. She endorsed Barack Obama during both of his campaigns, endorsed Hillary Clinton in 2016, and has been a prominent environmental activist for several years now. Most recently, Louis-Dreyfus spoke out against Donald Trump’s travel ban during an acceptance speech at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Becky Scott is the editor of The Schmooze. Follow her on Twitter, @arr_scott

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