Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed she is battling breast cancer after being diagnosed one day after her record-setting Emmy win.
And as she plays the President Of The United States in her HBO series, a former real-life presidential candidate was among those to send their well wishes.
Hillary Clinton was one of the many celebrities who sent out their love and support to the 56-year-old Veep star through Twitter.
The 69-year-old politician wrote: ‘Julia, you’re in our thoughts and our hearts. Inspired but not surprised to see you using your platform for good in this difficult moment.’
Well wishes: Celebrities took to Twitter sharing their support and love for Julia Louis-Dreyfus after her announcement. She is pictured above in May at the Peabody Awards
Reveal: The 56-year-old took to Twitter on Thursday sharing the shocking news with a photo of a personal note
She was referring to the political statement Louis-Dreyfus wrote in the posting featuring a photo of a personal note.
‘Just when you thought…’ she tweeted, with the image attached. ‘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’s with HER! Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to send her support to Louis-Dreyfus
This time last year: As she plays the President Of The United States in her HBO series, a former real-life presidential candidate was among those to send their well wishes as Clinton is pictured In November of last year
‘You are incredible’: Fellow sitcom actress Debra Messing shared her thoughts
Inspiration: Despite not knowing her personally, Anna Kendrick expressed how distraught she was over hearing the news
‘The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality.’
Aside from Clinton, there were several actresses who also shared postings of support.
Debra Messing wrote: ‘J sending all my healing energy your way. You are incredible to use this moment as an opportunity to support others. Thank you. Much love xd.’
Veep creator Armando Lannucci tweeted: ‘It is possible to be dignified and fierce at the same time. I, and millions others, send Julia our love and support’
Her co-star on the show Veep actor Tony Hale tweeted: ‘We love this woman.’
Veep creator Armando Lannucci tweeted: ‘It is possible to be dignified and fierce at the same time. I, and millions others, send Julia our love and support.
Her co-star Tony Hale tweeted: ‘We love this woman.’
Actress Christina Applegate, who won her fight against breast cancer in 2008, immediately tweeted Louis-Dreyfus and wrote: ‘Mama, find me. Let’s talk if you want’.
Actress Christina Applegate, who won her fight against breast cancer, immediately tweeted Louis-Dreyfus and wrote: ‘Mama, fine me. Let’s talk if you want’.
Unity: Fellow comedienne Wanda Sykes – who had previously battled breast cancer – also sent words of encouragement
Comedian Kathy Griffin also tweeted a lengthy note in support of Louis-Dreyfus
Griffin tweeted: ‘major respect, compassionate & love to Julia’ for her honesty
Support: Griffin – whose sister Joyce died after a battle with cancer earlier this month – posted a thread to send well wishes to Julia and also commend her for her statement
Applegate had a double mastectomy almost a decade ago after receiving her diagnosis.
Despite not knowing her personally, Anna Kendrick expressed how distraught she was over hearing the news.
The 32-year-old actress wrote: ‘F***. F***. I don’t think I realized how much I love this woman, who I don’t know. Love her more for speaking up for others in this moment.’
Fellow comedienne Wanda Sykes – who had previously battled breast cancer – also sent words of encouragement as she wrote: ‘Love you Julia. You got this.’
Sending their love: Several stars took to the micro-blogging site to share their thoughts
Kathy Griffin – whose sister Joyce died after a battle with cancer earlier this month – posted a thread to send well wishes to Julia and also commend her for her statement.
The 56-year-old comedienne concluded the post: ‘activism to help universal healthcare become a reality. Do it for Julia, do it for my sister Joyce who passed away last week, do it for?’
No other details about Louis-Dreyfus’ condition were immediately available. It’s unclear if there is a history of breast cancer in her family.
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed she is battling breast cancer after being diagnosed one day following her record-setting Emmy win (above at the Emmy’s on September 17)
The actress’ rep told US Weekly: ‘Julia is incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and well wishes.’
Earlier this month, the Veep star won her sixth consecutive Emmy.
She set the record for most wins for a performance in the same role for the same series with that win.
HBO told The Hollywood Reporter in a statement that the mother-of-two learned about her diagnosis just one day after the Emmy awards.
‘Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,’ HBO said in the statement to THR.
‘Just when you thought…’ she tweeted, with the image attached. ‘1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.’ She is pictured above in May
The Veep star added: ‘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 is pictured above during season six of Veep in 2017
The actress is best known for her role as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld. She is pictured above during season six of the hit show
‘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.
It was recently announced that the upcoming 7th season of the Veep will be its last.
‘We have a great final season that we’re about to start filming with a lot of surprises that our fabulous writers have cooked up,’ Louis-Dreyfus said during her Emmy acceptance speech.
‘We did have a story line about an impeachment, but we abandoned that because we were worried that someone else might get to it first.’
The actress has two children with actor Brad Hall, who she has been married to for 20 years.
She is best known for her role as Elaine Benes on Seinfeld.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.
More than 250,000 new cases will be diagnosed in women in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society.
BREAST CANCER: THE FACTS
The term breast cancer refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast tissue.
Typically the disease begins in the cells of the milk-producing glands, or the ducts – the passages the drain milk to the nipple.
Over time, cancer cells can invade nearby healthy breast tissue, and make their way to the lymph nodes in the underarm.
If cancer invades the lymph nodes, the disease has a pathway into other parts of the body, allowing its spread.
When a person is diagnosed with cancer, of any form, they are staged – a process by which doctors judge the severity of the disease.
The term ‘breast cancer’ refers to a malignant tumor that has developed from cells in the breast tissue. Over time, cancer cells can invade nearby healthy breast tissue, and make their way to the lymph nodes in the underarm, allowing the disease to spread to other parts of the body
Breast cancer’s stage refers to how far the cancer cells have spread beyond the original tumor.
Breast cancer is always triggered by a genetic abnormality – a ‘mistake’ in the genetic material.
However, in just five to 10 percent of cases, breast cancer is caused by an abnormality inherited from a parent.
In the majority of cases the disease is caused by genetic abnormalities that are the result of the aging process, and general ‘wear and tear’.
Shannen Doherty’s breast cancer was described as being ‘invasive breast cancer metastatic to at least one lymph node’, according to court documents.
The 44-year-old’s diagnosis was revealed in the papers, filed as part of a lawsuit against her former business manager.
The Beverley Hills 90210 star claims her former business manager allowed her health insurance to lapse, during which time the star said she didn’t regularly visit doctors.
Doctors reportedly told the star her cancer had spread during 2014, while she was uninsured.
As a result, the Charmed actress, claims had she been insured during that time she would have visited a doctor, and her cancer would not have spread so far before it was detected.
Describing breast cancer as being metastatic suggests the actress’s disease has spread, possibly beyond the one lymph node described in the court documents.
Around one in eight American women will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime.
There are eight key signs of breast cancer, including a change in size or shape, redness or a rash on the skin, a lump or thickening and a change in skin texture, such as puckering or dimpling
Furthermore, women should check for discharge from the nipple, a swelling in the armpit or around the collarbone, an inverted nipple and constant pain in a breast or armpit
This year, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women, along with 61,000 cases of non-invasive breast cancer.
Though death rates have been decreasing since 1989, around 40,450 women in the US lose their lives each year to the disease.
For American women breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other form of the disease, other than lung cancer.
Furthermore, the disease is the second most common form of cancer diagnosed in women – behind skin cancer.
A woman’s risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer almost doubles if she has a first-degree relative – a mother, sister or daughter – who has been diagnosed with the disease.
However, the most significant risk factors for the disease are being female, and age, growing older.