UNITED STATES: Jane Fonda, a renowned actress and activist, revealed in a message on her verified social media account that she has been diagnosed with non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s and has started chemotherapy treatment.
“This type of cancer is incredibly curable. I feel fortunate because 80% of people survive”, she wrote.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is an immune system malignancy. According to Fonda, she will undergo chemotherapy for six months. Jane Fonda said that she is “handling the treatments quite well, and she will not let any of this interfere with her climate activism.”
After being motivated by Greta Thunberg, a teenage environmental activist, Fonda has actively spread awareness of the climate catastrophe.
Fonda started “Fire Drill Fridays” in 2019 as a civil disobedience campaign to bring attention to environmental issues.
Regarding her diagnosis, Jane Fonda said, “Cancer is a teacher, and I’m paying attention to the lessons it offers for me.” She continued by saying, “It has already taught me the value of community, for example, fostering a deeper sense of community to ensure that we are not alone. The necessity of adjusting to new circumstances is something that both cancer and my advanced age—I’m almost 85—clearly teach.”
The final season of “Grace and Frankie” on Netflix, starring Fonda, was completed in April; according to her IMDB page, Fonda is now working on more cinematic projects. Despite avoiding the subject of her ongoing work obligations, Fonda vowed to keep up her campaigning.
“We’re living through the most consequential time in human history because what we do or don’t do right now will determine what kind of future there will be,” she wrote.
Jane Fonda further added that, “I will not allow cancer to keep me from doing all I can, using every tool in my toolbox, and that very much includes continuing to build this Fire Drill Fridays community and finding new ways to use our collective strength to make a change,”. “The midterms are looming, and beyond consequential, so you can count on me to be together as we grow our army of climate champions.”