Jane Fonda, 84, Reveals She Has Cancer, 6 Months Onset Kemore: ‘I’m handling

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Jane Fonda as a young woman in 1965.  (AP Photo)

Jane Fonda, 1965.  (AP Photo)

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Jane Fonda She has proven to be a fighter in many fights for human rights and now she will use her experience in her battle against cancer. The iconic actress, 84, took to her Instagram on Friday (September 2) to reveal that she has been diagnosed with the disease and has begun the treatment process. “So, my dear friends, I have something personal that I want to share,” Jane began. “I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and started chemo.”

“It is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky,” he continued. “I’m also lucky because I have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. I realize, and it hurts, that I’m privileged. Almost every family in America has had to deal with cancer at one time or another, and many don’t have access to the quality healthcare that I do, and that’s not fair.”

The Oscar winner also said he hopes more awareness will be created about the “causes” of cancer, rather than the cure, so that the disease can be “eradicated”. “For example, people need to know that fossil fuels cause cancer,” he explained. “So do pesticides, many of which are fossil fuel-based, like mine.”

Jane Fonda has revealed that she has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. (Matt Baron/Shutterstock)

“I’ve been on chemo for 6 months and handling the treatments quite well and, believe me, I won’t let that interfere with my climate activism,” added Jane, referring to her exemplary contribution to combating the threat of climate change.

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