Oscar-winning actor Jane Fonda announced Friday that she has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — but vowed that chemotherapy will not curtail her political activity.
Fonda, 84, said she is optimistic about overcoming the health crisis.
“So, my dear friends, I want to share something personal. I have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and have started chemo.” She posted on Instagram.
“It’s a very curable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky.”
The acclaimed actor also said he has a better chance of survival based on “health insurance and access to better doctors and treatments”.
“Every family in America has had to deal with cancer at one time or another, and so many people don’t have access to the quality health care that I get, and it’s not right,” she added.
Fonda won Best Actress for her role “Clute” and “Coming Home,” She told supporters the diagnosis won’t slow her down.
“I will not allow any of this to interfere with my climate action,” he said.
Fonda has long been an activist for many liberal causes, and has focused her efforts in recent years Climate change.
He has been a regular at protests on Capitol Hill, wearing a red coat and calling for greater attention to the world’s climate crisis.
According to Fonda, cancer and the climate crisis are linked.
“We need to talk more about the causes, not just the cure, so we can eliminate them,” he added. “For example, people need to know that fossil fuels cause cancer.”
This is a developing story, refresh here for updates.
“Friend of animals everywhere. Devoted analyst. Total alcohol scholar. Infuriatingly humble food trailblazer.”