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Julia Louis-Dreyfus ‘Feeling Happy and Ready to Rock’ After Breast Cancer Surgery

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus has undergone surgery as she continues to fight her battle with breast cancer.

On Wednesday, the 57-year-old Veep actress revealed the news of her operation on Twitter — telling fans that she was recovering well.

“Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote. “Hey cancer, ‘F— you!’ ”

Ever the comedian, Louis-Dreyfus included a glamorous photo of herself with the tweet, which she joking referred to as, “My first post op photo.”

Louis-Dreyfus was diagnosed with breast cancer in September, days after she won her sixth consecutive outstanding lead actress Emmy for her role as Selina Meyer on Veep (which set the record for most wins for a performance in the same role for the same series).

“1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one,” she tweeted at the time. “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring 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.”

The Seinfeld alum has remained positive on social media throughout her battle. In January, she completed her last round of chemotherapy — something the sons she shares with husband Brad Hall (Charlie, 20, and Henry, 25) celebrated on Instagram with a video of themselves lip-syncing the words to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.”

“My beauty boys @henryhallmusic @charlie_hall made this for me today, my last day of chemotherapy,” Louis-Dreyfus captioned the video. “Pretty swell, right? Ain’t they sweet?”

Later that month, Louis-Dreyfus was rewarded for her work in Veep with the trophy for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Though she watched the 2018 show from home, Louis-Dreyfus addressed her win in a tweet.

“I wish I could have been @SAGawards tonight but have to admit it’s pretty fun to watch in my pj’s,” she joked on Twitter. “So honored to win. So proud to be a union member. So happy for my @VeepHBO bozos for winning ensemble award. Miss being at the table with you all. How was the chicken?”

Before the show, Louis-Dreyfus’ Veep costar Tony Hale gave an update on her health status, saying she’s doing “fantastic” since completing chemotherapy.

“She’s really doing great,” he said on The PEOPLE, Entertainment Weekly & TNT Official SAG Awards Red Carpet Live Show, adding that they’ll likely resume filming on the final season of the HBO hit this summer.

Matt Walsh tole EW that Louis-Dreyfus has even started easing back into work. “We’ve seen [Julia], she’s done some table reads, she’s doing well, she’s finished her last chemo, she’s in recuperation,” he said. “Her prospectives have remained excellent throughout. She’s very well loved; she’s a tremendous person.”


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ICE Set To Deport Undocumented Father Whose 5-Year-Old Son Is Battling Cancer

ICE Set To Deport Undocumented Father Whose 5-Year-Old Son Is Battling CancerImmigration and Customs Enforcement plans to deport an undocumented man from Mexico whose child is battling cancer.



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Women with breast cancer have increased heart disease risk, report finds

Women with breast cancer have increased heart disease risk, report findsThe American Heart Association said Thursday that treatment for breast cancer may also damage women’s hearts. It’s the first major report on a link between the two diseases.



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Girl From Viral Photo Dies of Aggressive Brain Cancer DIPG

Girl From Viral Photo Dies of Aggressive Brain Cancer DIPG“Our sweet Braylynn, our warrior princess, earned her sparkly pink angel wings this evening,” according to a Facebook post from Braylynn’s Battalion, a page started to keep family, friends and anyone else up to date with Braylynn Lawhon’s fight against diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG. DIPG cases make up 10 percent of central nervous system tumors in children. “Her nickname was Princess Bel and she could light up any room,” the Facebook post continued.



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Husband of Bride Who Died of Breast Cancer 18 Hours After Hospital Wedding Speaks Out

Many couples go into their wedding day dreaming of a lifetime of love. But Heather and David Mosher of East Windsor, Connecticut, knew that what should have been a new beginning for them, was going to be the end.

Heather, 31, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, and David, 35, wed at Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on Dec. 22. Heather died just 18 hours later. Her last words were the vows she recited to her husband.

“It was the hardest day of my life. Especially the 45 minutes or so of the service itself,” David tells PEOPLE. “As we were approaching the ceremony, it just had this feeling like it was more of a funeral than it was a wedding because I knew my time with her was coming to an end.”

“I just bawled through the whole ceremony and, for me, it was such a sad occasion, because I knew I wouldn’t see her again,” he adds. “When someone’s your soulmate, you’re never the same when you lose that part of yourself. There’s a part of me that died when she died.”

Heather was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer on Dec. 23, 2016, the same day David asked her to marry him.

“I had been planning to propose to her that night anyway, even before the diagnosis,” he says. “I wasn’t gonna let that change my decision to marry her.”

Over the next year, he watched her health deteriorate as the cancer spread throughout her body to her brain. Still, David and Heather were determined to marry each other.

“We had known even before I proposed that we were soulmates … it was just something that was important to us,” he said of their plans to marry despite Heather’s illness. “We already called each other husband and wife, but we just felt that we deserve a chance to celebrate that in front of our friends and family.”

Heather spend the final months of her life at the hospital, where doctors advised the couple to move up their wedding date. They had originally planned a Dec. 30 wedding, but hospital officials warned the couple that Heather likely would not make it until then.

In emotional photos of the ceremony, Heather is shown in her hospital bed wearing a wedding gown and veil along with a breathing mask. Still, she smiled and lifted her hands as family and friends surrounded her.

“She was just so happy and triumphant, because she knew that in a way she had beat cancer because she lived longer than anyone thought she was going to,” David says. “She made it to her wedding day, which was her biggest goal. Cancer couldn’t take that away from her.”

They originally planned to get married at a local church, but just two days before the ceremony, they knew they had to plan for a hospital wedding. Heather died at 12 p.m. on Dec. 23 and the family held her funeral on Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at the church — the same date, time and place the couple originally planned to get married.

“Here I am giving a eulogy for my wife, yet that was the moment I was actually supposed to be reciting my vows to her,” David says. “I’m up at the podium next to the altar of the church and I was an emotional mess, but I made it through the eulogy.

“It took everything I could just to get through that. The more I thought about how this is supposed to be our wedding day and instead I’m saying goodbye to her was just, they don’t make words to describe how that feels”


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Woman Takes Her Wedding Vows Just Hours Before Cancer Takes Her Life

Woman Takes Her Wedding Vows Just Hours Before Cancer Takes Her LifeOn Dec. 23, 2016, school psychologist Heather Lindsay was diagnosed with the breast cancer that would eventually take her life.



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Assad 'considering evacuation' of children with cancer from Eastern Ghouta 

Assad 'considering evacuation' of children with cancer from Eastern Ghouta Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, is reportedly considering a plea from a charity to move seven children suffering from cancer out of a war zone. Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a British adviser to the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organisations (UOSSM), told the BBC it had requested an evacuation of the children from eastern Ghouta. The suburb of Damascus, home to 400,000 civilians, has been under siege by Assad's forces for four years. It had been indicated by Assad's private officer that a decision on the children would be made next week, Mr de Bretton-Gordon said. He told the BBC: "We understand Assad is thinking about it. And we're calling him back on Tuesday morning to speak to him direct. "And if he gives us the go-ahead then the plan is that we will get to Ghouta as quickly as we can, get the children." The children include Rama Helweh, four, who has a malignant throat tumour and hasn't received the necessary medication for eight months. The proposed evacuation would not include Karim, a three month old baby who lost his left eye in a bombardment by Assad' forces and has become a symbol of the suffering in eastern Ghouta.



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Mom with Breast Cancer and Daughter with Alopecia Pose Bald Together in Emotional Photo Shoot

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This article originally appeared on People.com.

Kristi Tavenner and her 7-year-old daughter Rose have a special message: “Bald is beautiful.”

Tavenner, who has breast cancer, and Rose, who has alopecia, proudly showed off their looks in a sweet mother-daughter photo shoot recently, in a display that quickly went viral.

“Both of these gorgeous ladies are bald for different reasons,” Kellie, of Kellie Rose Photography, wrote of the women in a post on the Love What Matters Facebook page. “Rose began going out fully bald when all her hair fell out a few years ago.”

She adds: “It was beautiful to hear from Kristi about how Rose helped her to be brave when she began to lose her hair during chemotherapy treatments.”

In the shots, Tavenner and little Rose are shown smiling and laughing as they embrace each other in the photos. Both wore earrings and floor-length gowns.

“They are two of the most beautiful people I’ve met, inside and out,” Kellie added. “They are here to show everyone that BALD IS BEAUTIFUL!”

Tavenner was diagnosed with breast cancer in April.

“Kristi and I had become good friends in the past year, and after she found out that she was going to have to undergo chemotherapy treatments after her full mastectomy, we were just talking about how she felt about losing her hair,” Kellie tells PEOPLE.

“While she felt understandably a little scared about it, she also felt like it might be a special way to bond and relate to her daughter who has alopecia”

It seems Tavenner has long drawn on her daughter’s strength. In an April Facebook post, the doting mother wrote that Rose lost all her hair in 2016 — “She hasn’t let this disease slow her down and will only grow stronger,” she wrote.

“Thanksgiving 2015 I noticed 2 bald spots the size of a quarter on the back of her head,” Tavenner continued. “In 4 months she went from full head of gorgeous hair to completely bald … In the end, our beautiful Rose still shines like a star and loves to the fullest.”


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Mom With Cancer Who Killed Disabled Daughter Commits Suicide

Mom With Cancer Who Killed Disabled Daughter Commits SuicideA woman with terminal cancer, who killed her disabled daughter with a pill overdose by way of her feeding tube, has allegedly committed suicide by overdosing on pills after recently being sentenced to go back to prison



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6 Causes of Lumps That Aren’t Breast Cancer

It's probably not cancer–but that doesn't mean you can ignore a lump in your breast.

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