Julia Louis-Dreyfus shares first post-op photo: f–k cancer


Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been battling breast cancer since September of last year. She wanted to bring awareness to the fight against cancer while still maintaining her privacy. She’s been vocal but hasn’t given us too many updates about her treatment.

However, this is a Good News piece! The Good News is that we heard in January that Julia had completed her last chemo treatment. It was, in fact, why she was not able to pick up her record-setting Golden Globe in person. This year Julia has posted a few things in support of the Women’s March and seeing 2017 off in the manner it deserved. Wednesday, she came back with a vengeance – a glamour shot and a “f-k you” to cancer to announce she’s returned:

This was probably Julia’s way of thanking fans for their support and letting them know that things are good so far. And to let her co-stars and Veep fans know that they will start filming in September as planned. And yeah, cancer – f–k you.

Julia’s son Charlie plays on the Northwestern University Basketball team. NU is also Julia and husband Brad Hall’s alma mater. In January, the basketball and dive teams hosted a Breaststroke 4 Breast Cancer event in honor of Julia, which, of course, touched her deeply.

Another (unrelated) poignant moment for Julia was one she posted Instagram. She was going through her father’s things and came across this handwritten note on the back of a photo:

Aw, that is fun. And what a neat find during an emotional task. When we sorted through my father-in-law’s frames after he passed, there was a photo of my son as a toddler that I liked but not the frame. I took it out and behind my son’s photo was a b&w picture of my FIL in full army dress escorting Jack Kennedy from Air Force One. It was such a great find and I was so touched he put my kid in front of it.

Last random bit but look at Julia’s camellias! I was at the Huntington Library this weekend and they had their camellia show & sale plus all the garden’s camellias were in bloom. Oh my stars, it was gorgeous. #benefitsofsocalliving

Camellias are on their way. #nofilter

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  1. Anne says:

    Glad to know that she is OK. I love Julia and want to Selina Mayer back to HBO.

  2. lightpurple says:

    So happy for her!

  3. Falula says:

    Go wildcats! That’s where my husband and I met and over the past few years I thoroughly enjoyed watching JLD & Brad Hall in the crowd at the basketball games. They are adorable.

    My husband was diagnosed with Hodgkins on his bday the day before he graduated so NU and cancer is a combo I know well, also. Yup, f*** cancer! Glad to hear she’s doing well.

  4. Esmom says:

    This post is a breath of fresh air amid all the grimness. I’m happy she’s doing well, she looks amazing. Love the flowers, too.

  5. Maria F. says:

    wow, she looks spectacular. Good for her!

  6. smcollins says:

    Love her! I’m so happy for her that she’s winning this battle. I wish her continued good health!

  7. mellie says:

    She looks amazing and I’m so happy she is doing well. Love her!

  8. Sansa says:

    Julia, we love and support you.

  9. isabelle says:

    She gets more beautiful as she ages. Its always good to hear about someone that has went through treatment and has come through the other side.

  10. lucy2 says:

    So glad she is doing well and has such wonderful support around her. We need her!

    Hecate, that Kennedy photo story is amazing!
    I love camellias too.

  11. Cintra.C says:

    Best wishes to her. I hope she continues to do well.

  12. Hazel says:

    After my mother died, I went through most of her things, but stopped at her closet. I just couldn’t do it any more. So I boxed it up, and three moves & 16 years later, prepping for another move, I went through boxes again & came across a small magazine produced by a corporate store that had photos of the year-end party, showing both my mom & dad, all glammed up & having fun. Early ‘60s. What a find!

  13. Betsy says:

    Keep going, Julia!

  14. Suzanne says:

    So she didn’t lose her hair? I find that odd. I went through chemo and radiation and lost mine twice! Along with my eyebrows and eyelashes and every other hair on my body!
    I hope she’s fully recovered…and it doesn’t return.

  15. Cara says:

    Julia’s characters have brought me so much joy over the years and she seems like a great person. I’m so happy to see she is doing so well. Can’t wait to see more Selena. #seinfeldreboot