After Julia-Louis Dreyfus, star of “Veep” and “Seinfeld,” revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer, she received an outpouring of support from all corners — including other women in the public eye who have faced the same condition. As Louis-Dreyfus pointed out, women have a 1-in-8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer over their lifetimes, so it’s inevitable that many famous people will develop the disease.

Their stories show the variety of courses the illness can take, and the fact that so many people who receive the diagnosis go on to live happy and productive lives for many years after can offer hope to those who find themselves in the same place.

Here are five stories of people you may know who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and what you should know about the disease: