Jane Fonda shares a major health update. Find out here.
by Ana Walia | Sat, 03 Sep 2022 12:32:25 GMT
Jane Fond is doing well despite six months of chemotherapy. Image Source: CNN

Jane Fonda is doing well.

The Academy Award winner, Jane Fonda, revealed on her social media that she has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has now begun her chemotherapy.

Jane Fonda shared that she has something personal she wants to share with her audience, which is that she has been diagnosed with a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and has now begun her chemotherapy, and mentioned that it is a very treatable cancer. Jane concluded that 80% of the people who are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survive, for which she feels lucky.

Jane Fonda reiterated to her audience that nothing will prevent her from continuing with her climate action despite beginning her chemotherapy sessions six months ago and managing the treatments well. She went on to claim that she is now focusing on the lessons that cancer is trying to teach her. She mentioned that one thing she's already learned through cancer is the importance of her community. She continued to highlight the necessity for one's social network to be strengthened and expanded to prevent isolation. She also stressed how developing cancer at 85 may teach someone the virtue of flexibility.

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The actress acknowledged that she finds herself lucky and privileged that she can afford health insurance while a lot of other people in her position are now able to do and, using her diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a call to action during the most consequential time in human history, as she said that she is not going to allow cancer to keep her from doing all the things she can and wants to.

Jane noted that she makes use of every tool in her arsenal, and that includes working to expand the Fire Drill Fridays group and coming up with new strategies for harnessing its power to improve society. She concluded that because of how important the midterm elections are, she will be right there with them as they build an army of climate advocates.

In April, Jane Fonda, during an interview with CBS Morning, shared that she is aware that she is moving closer to death and it does not bother her that much, but what bothers her is the fact that her body is not hers; her knees are not her knees; her hips are not hers, and she stated that people are looking at someone who is only her from here up. Jane acknowledged that the fact is that if a person is alive and relatively healthy at an older stage, who cares if they don’t have their old joints? She said that it does not matter how old you are, but what matters is how you feel about yourself at that age.

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In July, she spoke to Entertainment Tonight and shared that she understands how strange it sounds to people, but she feels great to get older and added that it beats the alternative, which is to die, but it’s hard to be young. Jane said that it has always been hard to be young, and it’s even harder now because there are all these questions like "Who am I supposed to be? What am I supposed to do? What kind of a job am I supposed to have? Where am I supposed to go with my life? Why am I even here? Who should be my friends? which makes being young harder and more challenging.

Starting in the late 1960s, Jane Fonda became well-known for both her acting and her advocacy. She received Oscars for her roles in the 1978 film Coming Home and the 1971 film Klute. She has also appeared in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie as well as the movies Barbarella and 9 to 5.