The Hollywood icon Jane Fonda has revealed she has been diagnosed with cancer and is having chemotherapy.
The 84-year-old actress writes a big post on Instagram on Friday. In the post, she reveals that she begins her chemotherapy treatment for a “very treatable” form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
She wrote in her Instagram post:
I feel “lucky because I have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. She mentions that the treatment is really painful
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a less common cancer that develops in the lymphatic system – the vast network of vessels and glands in the body.
What happened to Jane Fonda?
Jane is suffering from a condition named non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She will have chemotherapy for six months, and according to Fonda, she is taking the treatments fairly well. She feels fortunate as 80 percent of the people suffering from the condition get to recover.
Fonda is a well-known Oscar-winning actress who made her debut in 1960. He performed in popular films including Barbarella, Nine to Five, and On Golden Pond. She is also a good political activist. In the 1960s she vocally opposed the Vietnam War.
Recently, she performed in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie.
Jane Fonda wrote a long post about her health and illness
In her post, Fonda said her diagnosis has highlighted the importance of community to her.
“Cancer is a teacher and I’m paying attention to the lessons it holds for me.
“One thing it’s shown me already is the importance of community.
“Of growing and deepening one’s community so that we are not alone. And cancer, along with my age – almost 85 – definitely teaches the importance of adapting to new realities.
Ending her post, Fonda highlighted November’s midterm elections – in which all seats in the US House of Representatives and just over one-third of those in the Senate, are up for grabs.
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