Jane Fonda, Who Is 84 years Old, Says She Has Cancer And Has Started Chemo

Jane Fonda has cancer, the actress said on her Instagram account on Friday. The Grace & Frankie star, who is 84, shared the news on the social media site. She wrote in the caption, “So, my dear friends, I want to share something personal with you.

I was told I have non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s and have already started chemo. This cancer is straightforward to treat. Since 80% of people make it through, I feel fortunate.” The Mayo Clinic says Non-Lymphoma Hodgkin’s is a type of cancer that starts in the lymphatic system.

As it worsens, lymphocytes and white blood cells grow strangely and can become tumors. Fonda, a performer, and an activist, also said she feels “lucky” to have good health insurance and “the best doctors and treatments.”

“I know this is a privilege, and it hurts to know it,” she said. “Almost every family in the U.S. has had to deal with cancer at some point, and far too many don’t have access to the good care I’m getting, which is wrong.” She also said that it’s time for people to talk about ways to treat cancer and what causes it.

She wrote that fossil fuels are one of these “causes.” Fonda said she would be getting chemo for six months, but she won’t let that stop her from fighting for the environment. Fonda said that cancer is her “teacher” and that she is “listening to the lessons” it has to teach her.

“One thing it has already taught me is how important community is. “Of growing and deepening our communities, so we don’t feel alone,” she said. “Both cancer and the fact that I’m almost 85 years old teach me how important it is to adjust to new situations.”

We’re living in the most critical time in human history because what we do or don’t do now will determine what kind of future there will be.

I won’t let cancer stop me from doing all I can, using every tool in my toolbox, including continuing to build this Fire Drill Fridays community and finding new ways to use our combined strength to make a change. She ended her post by saying, “The midterm elections are coming up, and they are more than important, so you can count on me to be right there with you as we build our army of climate champions.”

Fonda started a political action committee (PAC) in July to help politicians trying to solve the climate crisis. In an interview with Good Morning America in July, she said, “The fossil fuel industry has a stranglehold on our government.

And even though people have done all of these things, we still can’t get good laws passed because the fossil fuel industry has a tight grip on our government. And that’s what the political action committee is all about: we want to eliminate people tied to fossil fuels and elect people who care about the environment.

Fonda told Glamour in a recent interview that getting older hasn’t stopped her from living. “If someone had told me that I’d be working as much as I am and feeling as good as I do at almost 85 years old, I wouldn’t have believed them,” she said. “At the time, I didn’t think I’d live past 30. It gave me hope just to think about it. I didn’t give up. I kept going. I tried to get better. I did.”

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