Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer

"1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," she tweeted.
0:30 | 09/28/17

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Okay there's another big story that we want to cover of course sacks this week you regard her sorry a Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealing that she has breast cancer she tweeted about it and in between she said. One in eight women get breast cancer today. Hi I'm no one you know it's a good reminder that this disease is still so prevalent what do people need to. Yes well a you know personal I think our hearts go out to Julia Louis-Dreyfus but also every other woman who's not a very well known celebrity who got the same exact news today of which there are many. They're gonna have a big battle ahead of them. Good news bad news. Breast cancer a lot of times is now considered you know a chronic condition because people can beaded and live with it but. It still takes a lot of lives so again when you talk about the awareness that a celebrity brings to a disease like this so important you have to start with. You just overall with breast cancer you know it's it's like talks saying whether. There are a lot of different kinds it's pence on the tight and the stage when you talk about screening who also not one size fits all there's mammogram their sonogram there's MRI for women who are high risk and in treatment. Lots of options surgery chemotherapy radiation therapy. And new oral types of medication that have been shown to reduce recurrence and prolong survival. Very important for anyone listening this who has someone fighting this kind of battle and talked to a reconstructive plastic surgeon. Before you start your treatment because. If you choose surgery. You wanna get that reconstructive plastic surgeon on board sooner rather than later it go through all of your options and that is regardless of whether or not you have private insurance. Law passed in New York State that all women need to be counseled about the reproductive. Reconstructive options mr. soul is so important he's a big part emotionally in a while covering up outside Austin a woman may choose one treatment and then. Want to go for reconstruction and be told. You know now that's going to be a little bit harder so. Get everyone on board at the beginning get all your options ahead of you and you know we wish him about to marry much I need a bit of a political statement by saying talking about health insurance and the need for universal health care that can't is what she was sacked Jackson south relations about a very much.

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