Jane Fonda announces cancer diagnosis

Legendary actress Jane Fonda has announced she has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that focuses on the immune system. She has started chemotherapy treatment.

84-year-old Jane Fonda will undergo chemotherapy for cancer for six months, and she seems ready to embrace the change and the challenge.

“Cancer is a teacher and I am aware of the lessons it holds for me… One thing it has already shown me is the importance of community. To grow and deepen one’s community so that we are not alone . And the cancer, along with my age – almost 85 – certainly teaches the importance of adapting to new realities.”

According to WebMD, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the seventh leading cause of cancer-related death. Those of older ages tend to have a higher risk. But Jane Fonda, ever the badass, is certain of the cancer diagnosis. “This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky.”

Jane Fonda has won two Oscars for Best Actress for the 1971s Cloths and the 1978s Coming home. She has been nominated a total of seven times, including once for Best Supporting Actress for On Golden Pondfor which her father, Henry, won his only Oscar.

The prestigious Fonda family tree has a history of cancer. In 2019, Jane Fonda’s brother, Peter, died of lung cancer. In 1982, her father, Henry, died of heart disease, although he also suffered from prostate cancer.

Jane Fonda has several projects in the pipeline. Her next, Move on (starring her Grace and Frankie friend Lily Tomlin), will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this month. She also has two films, i.a Book club 2 – The next chapterin post-production and scheduled for 2023. Most recently, she has provided a voice in the animated one Luck. Grace and Frankie ended this year after seven seasons.

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