Jane Fonda has revealed that she has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Confirming the news via social media, the actress revealed that she has already started chemotherapy, and that her cancer is “treatable”.
“So, my dear friends, I have something personal I want to share. I’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have started chemo treatments. This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky”, Fonda wrote.
“I’m also lucky because I have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. I realise, and it’s 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 am receiving, and this is not right”.
“We also need to be talking much more not just about cures but about causes so we can eliminate them. For example, people need to know that fossil fuels cause cancer. So do pesticides, many of which are fossil fuel-based, like mine”.
See the post in full via Fonda’s Instagram here.