Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus recently shared a personal post on Instagram. She shared that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
She shares, “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.”
The actress was recently awarded her eleventh Emmy Award for her acting in the HBO political satire “Veep.” She will be returning for the final season in the fall.
While it’s amazing that Louis-Dreyfus has such an amazing support system to help her, it is still a terrifying diagnosis. One that thousands of women are faced with every year.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For many, it’s easy to brush aside the significance of this month because everyone knows what it is, but it’s also important to know what it looks like. Knowing more about the symptoms and emotional impact that it can have on an individual can help you recognize symptoms and support friends who might be diagnosed.
Check out these resources to find more information on breast cancer.
Lump to Laughter is a support group for breast cancer patients. According to their website, they are “dedicated to supporting those diagnosed with breast cancer and sharing stories of Grace, Hope & Faith.” They offer care packages, financial support, and survivor essentials.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation provides updates on breast cancer research and stories of hope on their blog. According to their website, “The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.”
The National Breast Cancer Coalition has a set deadline that it wants to see breast cancer cured by. That date is January 1, 2020. It proclaims that it is “An Organization that takes action.” It encourages others to take action, too.
Do you think you know much about breast cancer? Test your knowledge with a quiz here.