Jane Fonda reveals her cancer diagnosis and she’s on chemotherapy
Oscar-winning actress Jane Fonda revealed that she had been diagnosed with a “very treatable” form of lymphoma and started a six-month chemotherapy regimen.
The 84-year-old man, this year starred in the final season of the Netflix comedy Grace and Frankierevealed her diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma on Instagram parcel.
“This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky,” Fonda wrote.
READ MORE: Britney Spears’ son speaks out about his relationship with his mother: ‘This can be fixed’
She also said she feels lucky “because I have health insurance and have access to the best doctors and treatments.”
“I realized, and painfully, that I was privileged in this,” she added.
Fonda also uses her announcement to draw attention to what she’s doing to the planet, which could be causing cancer.
READ MORE: Jane Fonda was arrested for the fourth week in a row
“We also need to talk more not only about the cures but also about the causes so that we can eliminate them,” she wrote. “For example, people need to know that fossil fuels cause cancer. So do pesticides, many of which are derived from fossil fuels, like mine.”
Fonda has worked in film and television for more than six decades, winning an Academy Award for her roles in the 1971 film. Klute and in 1978 Go home. Her latest movie, Continueslated to premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this month.
Off the screen, Fonda has advocated for a variety of causes and has recently pushed for policies to limit climate change.
She explained that she’s been undergoing chemotherapy for six months and is “handling the treatments pretty well”, adding that she “won’t let any of this affect the operation”. my climate.”
READ MORE: Kanye West shares private message from ex Kim Kardashian as she begs him to stop
“Cancer is a teacher and I am paying attention to the lessons it has taught me,” added Fonda. “One thing it has shown me is the importance of community. Growing and deepening our community so we’re not alone. And cancer, along with my age –– almost 85 –– certainly teaches the importance of adapting to the new reality.”
For the daily dose of 9Honey, Subscribe to our newsletter here.
Actress and model Charlbi Dean died of sudden illness