Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Decided to Face Her Cancer Battle Publicly

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During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Louis-Dreyfus proactively addressed her cancer diagnosis.

"It had a sense of humor and it had a kind of "kick cancer in the ass" kind of point of view", recalled the actress and proud mom, who said that when she shared the video, she heard from friends and followers that it was "buoying to people that are battling cancer". Julia Louis-Dreyfus- the award-winning actress has refused to quit from filming the final season.

On his fourth show from Brooklyn, Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night welcomed multiple Emmy victor Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in a triumphant appearance following her successful treatment for breast cancer.

But it's more than just inspiring to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus manage to work with such passion and still manage her cancer treatments.

'I'm savoring every second of it, ' she declared in the ET interview. She also spoke to Kimmel about how health care should be for everyone. "First and foremost, we had to stall Veep production because of my situation-a lot of people work for me, and I knew I couldn't really keep it private because I had to tell everybody what was going on".

Her show went on hiatus while she had surgery and three rounds of chemo.

"I very much considered the notion that, as someone battling this disease, the idea that I might not have health insurance, which I do thanks to my great union, is completely terrifying", she said. "I believed that before; now I really believe it".

In the following months, Louis-Dreyfus underwent chemotherapy - finishing up treatment in January of 2018 with the support of her two sons.

It's inspiring to hear how hard Louis-Dreyfus has been working, and an encouraging sign for fans looking forward to Veep Season 7.

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