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Julia Louis-Dreyfus keeps it real (and cheerful) in her cancer update

by Embry Roberts / / Source: TODAY

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The holidays can be stressful under the best of circumstances. So it's inspiring to see Julia Louis-Dreyfus — who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer — keep her spirits high even as she battles for her health.

The "Veep" actress, 56, posted a lighthearted Instagram on Friday depicting an apparent blood transfusion.

"Getting ready for the holidays with my awesome Xmas cocktail," Louis-Dreyfus captioned the photo, adding the hashtags "#jollytransfusion" and "#ivebeengood."

Positive vibes are the name of the game for Louis-Dreyfus, who has candidly shared her cancer journey with her signature sense of humor. Louis-Dreyfus has leaned on family, friends and co-workers to get her through the tough spots of treatment. She recently shared a video that her "Veep" co-stars Sam Richardson and Matt Walsh made to successfully get her "psyched" for chemotherapy.

Louis-Dreyfus and her husband also traveled to Chicago for Thanksgiving last month, proving that you can't keep a good woman (or her family!) down. We hope whatever they've got planned this week brings them comfort and joy — and keeps them laughing, come what may!

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