2018 is off to a great start for Julia Louis-Dreyfus because she could soon be in remission after months of cancer treatments.
The actress, best known for her roles on Seinfeld, The Adventures of Old Christine and Veep, announced the unfortunate news about her health back in September. She revealed on social media that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
"1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," Louis-Dreyfus wrote. "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 healthcare a reality."
At the time, Louis-Dreyfus, 56, was at the height of her record-breaking career, having won her sixth consecutive Emmy Award for her role on Veep, where she plays the role of Seline Meyer, the vice president of the United States.
The mom of two later revealed that she will undergo chemotherapy to get rid of the cancer. In addition to her family, Louis-Dreyfus had the support of her network, who was rooting for her to make a full recovery and return to the show.
“Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time,” HBO said in a statement. “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.”
According to E!, she finished the first round just one day after the 2017 Emmy Awards. Then in October, Louis-Dreyfus posted an update about her health by sharing a photo after completing her second round of chemo.
"Chemo #2 finito. We are NOT f--king around here," Julia shared. "I've got the eye of the tiger. The Fighter dancing through the fire cuz I am a champion and you're going to hear me ROAR. Thanks to @mrtonyhale & @timothycsimons & @katyperry for their hilarious and loving inspiration."
It's been a few months since the last update, but Louis-Dreyfus is successfully winning the battle against cancer. The actress recently completed her final round of chemotherapy and to celebrate the milestone, her sons went out of their way to show their support in the best way.