What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma? Jane Fonda opens up about her battle with cancer
Jane Fonda recently shared that she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, she is not letting the ailment get in the way of her raising awareness about climate change.
Here is everything you need to know.
Jane Fonda reveals she has cancer
Jane Fonda took to her Instagram account on Friday to announce that she has cancer and is undergoing treatment.
It started with: ‘I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and started chemotherapy treatments.’
The 84-year-old actress shared that the disease is treatable citing the statistic that 80% of people have survived so far.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is cancer that begins in the lymphatic system. In this condition, white blood cells known as lymphocytes grow abnormally, which can lead to tumors throughout the body.
Plus, Fonda added, ‘I’m 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 had to deal with cancer at one time or another and far too many don’t have access to the quality health care I’m getting and this isn’t right.’
He continued: “We are living in the most important moment in human history because what we do or don’t do now will determine what kind of future there will be and I will not let cancer stop me from doing everything I can.” .’
The Grace and Frankie actress concluded, “Midterms are looming and they are beyond consequence, so you can count on me to be there with you as we grow our army of climate champions.”
More about Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda began her acting career in 1960 when she starred in the Broadway play There Was a Little Girl. She then made her screen debut with Tall Story, which was a romantic comedy movie.
Subsequently, Fonda appeared in multiple comedy films such as Period of Adjustment, Sunday in New York, Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park, Barbarella, and more.
Additionally, his performance in the 1969 psychological drama They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? it was well received by viewers and critics alike.
Fonda has also received multiple accolades for her role in movies like Coming Home, Julia, The China Syndrome, On Golden Pond, California Suite, The Electric Horseman, and 9 to 5 among many more.