Staying strong! Julia Louis-Dreyfus is not going to let cancer break her spirit. The Veep star, 57, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September and in early November, she started her third round of chemotherapy.
And on Wednesday, Feb. 14, the actress shared a stunning portrait alongside a positive post-surgery health update for her fans. "Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery. Hey cancer, 'F--k you!' Here’s my first post op photo," she wrote.
In a November exclusive interview, a friend of the Julia's told Closer Weekly that she's also been focusing on a holistic approach to treatment. "She's getting massages, acupuncture, Reiki, and doing yoga," the pal said.
"Julia's a bit more tired and [treatment] has affected her appetite, but she's confident and strong. Fatigue is an issue, but she's not letting that get in the way of her work," the pal continued. In fact, Julia recently began production on her seventh and final season as former POTUS Selina Meyer on her HBO comedy. "She couldn't wait to get back to work. She loves it," noted the friend. "She keeps a light, happy, joke-filled set and that's what she wants to continue."
Naturally, she's scared, added the confidant, but with the support of her cast, crew, and husband of 30 years, Brad Hall, "she knows in her heart she'll get through this." The Seinfeld star previously revealed via Instagram on Thursday, Sept. 28 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
"[One in eight] women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the 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 wrote at the time. We're glad you're feeling better, Julia — keep fighting!