Julia Louis-Dreyfus opens up about beating cancer

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<pOn his fourth show from Brooklyn, Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night welcomed multiple Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a triumphant appearance following her successful treatment for breast cancer.

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Add Breast Cancer as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Breast Cancer news, video, and analysis from ABC News.Breast CancerAdd Interest<p"I'm really good, I'm not just saying that," she said to cheers, before saying with a laugh, "Let's get this cancer s— out of the way, bring on the questions."

<p"Did you beat the breast cancer?" Kimmel asked, to which Louis-Dreyfus answered enthusiastically, "Yes!"

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<pFans were stunned when the "Seinfeld" vet and "Veep" star, 57, revealed she had cancer. She explained why she went public with her battle.

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Me & Jimmy taking a selfie with 3000 friends. #KimmelinBrooklyn pic.twitter.com/Jvqg8SzMXY

— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) October 19, 2018

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<p"Well, I did it for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, we had to stall 'Veep' production because of my situation — a lot of people work for me, and I knew I couldn't really keep it private because I had to tell everybody what was going on," she said.

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<pShe continued, "And then I just sort of embraced that and I got a lot of positive feedback. I think people liked having the fact that I had a sense of humor about it. And also I think it's an important conversation to have about health and health care."

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<pAs she's done in the past, Louis-Dreyfus connected her fight against cancer with the fight for health insurance for all — which dovetailed into Kimmel's very public battle over health care when his newborn son needed heart surgery.

<pLouis-Dreyfus also admitted to being nervous about giving a speech after she receives the Mark Twain prize for comedy this weekend.

<p"They're giving you an award for being comedic, and now they're saying, at the same time, now prove that you deserve it with this speech," she said.