What is non-Hodgkin Lymphoma? Jane Fonda opens up about her battle with cancer
Jane Fonda recently shared that she has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, she doesn’t let the disease stand in the way of raising awareness about climate change.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Jane Fonda reveals she has cancer
Jane Fonda announced on her Instagram handle on Friday that she has cancer and is undergoing treatment.
‘I have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and have started chemo,’ she began.
The 84-year-old actress shared that the disease is treatable and that 80% of people have survived so far.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the lymphatic system. In this disease, white blood cells known as lymphocytes grow abnormally which can cause tumors around the body.
Moreover, Fonda added, ‘I’m also lucky because I have health insurance and I have the best doctors and treatments. I am aware of this, and it is painful that I am privileged. Almost every family in America has faced cancer at one point or another, and many don’t have access to the quality health care I do, and it’s not fair.’
She added, ‘We are living in one of the most impactful times in human history because what we do or don’t do now will determine what the future holds and I won’t let cancer stop me from doing the best I can. .’
The Grace and Frankie actress concluded, ‘The midterms are growing, and they are impactful so you can count on me as we continue to 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 in the romantic comedy Tall Story.
Fonda later featured in several comedies such as Period of Adjustment, Sunday in New York, Cat Ballou, Barefoot in the Park, Barbarella and more.
Plus, her performance in the 1969 psychological drama They Shoot Horses, right? The audience and critics responded well.
Fonda received numerous awards for her roles in films such as Coming Home, Julia, The China Syndrome, On Golden Pond, California Suit, The Electric Horseman and 9 to 5.
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