Academy Award-winning actress Jane Fonda on Friday stated she had been identified with a “very treatable” type of lymphoma and began a six-month routine of chemotherapy.
The 84-year-old, who starred this yr within the closing season of Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie,” disclosed her prognosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in an Instagram put up.
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“It is a very treatable most cancers. 80% of individuals survive, so I really feel very fortunate,” Fonda wrote.
She additionally stated she felt fortunate “as a result of I’ve medical health insurance and entry to one of the best medical doctors and coverings.”
“I notice, and it’s painful, that I’m privileged on this,” she added.
Fonda has labored in movie and tv for greater than six a long time, successful Oscars for roles in 1971 film “Klute” and 1978’s “Coming Dwelling.” Her latest movie, “Shifting On,” is scheduled to premiere on the Toronto Movie Pageant this month.
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Off display, Fonda has advocated for numerous causes and not too long ago pushed for insurance policies to curb local weather change.
“I’m doing chemo for six months and am dealing with the therapies fairly nicely,” Fonda stated on Instagram. “Imagine me, I can’t let any of this intervene with my local weather activism.”
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; modifying by Jonathan Oatis)