‘Cancer’ is such an alarming and life-altering word to hear. It’s something so sinister and terrifying that it has the potential to totally shift someone’s entire life. Everyone has been affected by it in one way or another.
Funny lady Julia Louis Dreyfus, from Seinfeld and Veep fame, has just revealed that she’s received that dreaded diagnosis of cancer. Dreyfus just accepted her fifth Emmy award last Sunday and stated she received the diagnosis of breast cancer the very next day.
The actress took to social media to announce the news and gave a message of hope, privilege and the importance of thinking of those less fortunate in similar situations.
“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m 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.
The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let’s fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality,” she captioned a post on Instagram.
This reaction is quite impressive as she didn’t have to make her frightening reality about anyone else but herself. But she used her status and position to bring light to a very real and prevalent issue.
She took the time to talk about others who are in similar situations who do not have the resources to fight the disease in necessary and critical ways.
This has been an especially hard couple of years for the actress as her billionaire father William Louis Dreyfus passed away this time last year. She tearfully thanked him in her acceptance speech last year when she won the Emmy.
Now her previous concerns for the health of her father as he was ailing will now be transitioned to health concerns of her own.
Dreyfus stars in one of the most critically acclaimed comedic shows in recent years. Veep has several awards for acting, directing and writing alike.
It was announced that the next season, the seventh, will be its last. Reports claim that the actresses’ diagnosis was not a reason for the show’s imminent end.