Jane Fonda has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.
The star revealed it in an Instagram post, explaining that she suffers from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. ”
This is a particularly treatable cancer,” she wrote. “80% of people survive it, so I feel very lucky.”
Jane Fonda revealed that she will undergo six months of chemotherapy and that, so far, she is “responding quite well to treatment and, believe me, I will not let any of that interfere with my climate activism.”
The actress also takes the opportunity to address the issue of health in the USA:
I am also lucky because I have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. I realize, and it is painful, that I am privileged in this. Almost every family in America has faced cancer at one time or another, and too many of them don’t have access to the quality of health care I’m receiving, and that’s not fair.
And he adds:
Cancer is a teacher and I am paying attention to the lessons it has in store for me. One thing he has already shown me is the importance of the community. The importance of growing and deepening our community so that we are not alone. And cancer, along with my age – almost 85 – definitely teaches the importance of knowing how to adapt to new realities.
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