A triumphant Julia Louis-Dreyfus has shared an update on her cancer battle, revealing she has received “great results” after undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
“Hoorah! Great doctors, great results, feeling happy and ready to rock after surgery,” the actress wrote on Instagram and Twitter.
“Hey cancer, ‘F–ck you!’ Here’s my first post op photo,” she added, cheekily sharing a glamour shot of herself in full makeup.
The former Seinfeld star revealed her cancer diagnosis on September 28 last year and completed her final day of chemotherapy on January 12.
She used her diagnosis announcement to campaign for universal health care, pointing out that not all women are lucky enough to have “fantastic insurance”.
The 57-year-old has shared updates with her fans throughout the course of her treatment, even posting a photo of a blood transfusion she received two days before Christmas with the caption: “Getting ready for the holidays with my awesome Xmas cocktail.”
The post was inundated with messages from well wishers and cancer survivors urging Louis-Dreyfus to “keep fighting”.
Louis-Dreyfus has also been receiving plenty of support from her family – husband Brad Hall and sons Henry, 25, and Charles, 19.
On her final day of chemotherapy, Louis-Dreyfus shared a video her sons had made for her to celebrate “Mom’s last chemo day”, set to the tune of Michael Jackson’s Beat It.
“Ain’t they sweet?” Louis-Dreyfus captioned the video, which has been viewed nearly 700,000 times.
Shortly after Louis-Dreyfus announced her diagnosis, Charlie, a college student, took to Instagram to thank her fans for supporting his mother.
“The support for my mom these last couple days has been so awesome. Much love to everyone. Also, my mom rules,” he wrote.
Henry also paid tribute to his mother on social media, but his post had a bit more levity to it.
“I couldn’t be more thankful for the outpouring of support for my mom yesterday. Here’s a picture of us taken last year,” he wrote, alongside a childhood snap of himself and a youthful-looking Louis-Dreyfus.
The Veep star took a well-deserved career timeout to cope with her health, but plans to return to work to film the HBO comedy’s seventh season in August this year.