Award-winning actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus took to Twitter on Thursday to reveal her breast cancer diagnosis while voicing her support for universal healthcare. Dreyfus used the announcement as an opportunity to underscore the fight for universal healthcare.

"1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one," Dreyfus tweeted. "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 healthcare a reality."

"Our love and support go out to Julia and her family at this time," CNN reported HBO said in a statement. "We have every confidence she will get through this with her usual tenacity and undaunted spirit, and look forward to her return to health and to HBO for the final season of 'Veep.'"

After tweeting the news, she was met with an outpouring of support.

Dreyfus, 56, whose acting career has spanned over 30 years, currently plays Selina Meyer on the HBO show 'Veep.' She is well known for her work in television comedies. Past iconic roles include various recurring characters on 'Saturday Night Live,' Elaine on 'Seinfeld' and Christine in 'The New Adventures of Old Christine.'

Earlier this month, she won her sixth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as Selina Meyer in Veep.