Jane Fonda has cancer, the announcement on social media

The 84-year-old actress was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: “It’s treatable, I’m lucky to have access to treatment”

“Dear friends, I have something personal to share. I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and started chemotherapy.” Thus begins the post published on Instagram by Jane Fonda that she reveals to have a “very treatable cancer – she adds – 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky”. “I am also lucky because I have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments – underlines the legendary American actress and activist – I realize, and it is painful, that I am privileged. Almost all American families have had to deal with. dealing with cancer sooner or later, and too many don’t have access to the quality health care I’m receiving and that’s not fair. “

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“We also need to talk a lot more not only about the treatments – wrote the 84-year-old star – but also about the causes, so that we can eliminate them. For example, people need to know that fossil fuels cause cancer. As well as pesticides, many of which are based on fossil fuels “.

“I have been doing chemo for six months and I am dealing with the treatments quite well – he then reassured Fonda – and, believe me, I will not let any of this interfere with my climate activism”.