After announcing earlier this year that she had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Oscar-winning actor and activist Jane Fonda announced on Thursday that her cancer is in remission and she can stop chemotherapy treatments.
“How lucky and blessed I am! To those who have prayed for me and thought well of me, thank you. In a blog post titled “BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!!!” Fonda expressed her belief that the title had contributed to the good news.” (Wednesday will be her 85th birthday.)
On her verified Instagram account, Fonda shared an excerpt from the post and explained that she was “especially happy” because her final chemotherapy treatment was “rather easy for me” in comparison to the previous four.
She explained that the last round of chemotherapy was particularly difficult and lasted for two weeks, making it difficult to get anything done. To her relief, the “effects wore off” just in time for her trip to Washington, D.C., to take part in a climate rally there.
Two of Fonda’s most notable roles, in the slick neo-noir Klute and the Vietnam War drama Coming Home, respectively, earned her Oscar nominations and wins. Five other times, the most recent being in 1986, she was nominated for an acting Oscar.
Her anti-war activism during the Vietnam War made her a lightning rod for progressives, and she remains a dedicated advocate for their causes. In recent years, she has put her full attention on the issue of climate change and environmentalism, urging lawmakers to act swiftly to save the planet.
Jane Fonda Shares Her Cancer Is In Remission After Chemotherapy Treatment
As her birthday was on December 21st, fans of the Grace and Frankie star were relieved to hear that her cancer had gone into remission. The actress from Monster-in-Law announced her ability to stop undergoing chemotherapy in a statement posted to her website on December 15.
She concluded, “I am feeling so blessed, so fortunate.” “If you prayed for me or thought of me, I appreciate it. That it contributed to the good news is something I am certain of. This makes me especially happy because while the first four rounds of chemo were relatively painless (I was only tired for a few days each time), the most recent round was incredibly taxing (I was sick for two weeks straight) and prevented me from getting much done.”
In September, Jane revealed that she had been diagnosed with Non-Lymphoma. Hodgkin’s Cancer.org states that non-is Hodgkin’s is an immune system cancer that develops in white blood cells and spreads to the lymph system.
The star of “9 to 5” wrote on Instagram at the time, “Cancer is a teacher and I’m paying attention to the lessons it holds for me.” “So far, it has taught me the value of belonging to a group. To strengthen and broaden our social networks so that we feel less isolated. Plus, I’m almost 85 years old, so cancer and my age have taught me the value of flexibility.”
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The best doctors and treatments are available to me thanks to my health insurance,” she wrote in September. “It hurts to admit, but I am privileged in this regard. Every American family will face cancer at some point in their lives, but sadly, not everyone in need has access to the same high-quality medical care that I am receiving.”
Jane Fonda Announces Cancer Is In Remission Three Months After Sharing Diagnosis
In early September, the 84-year-old Grace and Frankie star revealed that she had been diagnosed with non-Lymphoma Hodgkin’s and was undergoing treatment for it.
After waiting three months, she shared her good news on social media and her blog.
I was told by my oncologist last week that my cancer is in remission and that I can stop taking chemotherapy. Incredibly fortunate, I feel like crying. To those who have prayed for me and thought well of me, thank you. “Best Birthday Present Ever!!!” was the title of a blog post on Jane’s personal website, and she was confident that it was a factor in the good news.
While the first four rounds of chemotherapy were relatively painless (leaving Jane feeling tired for only a few days each time), Jane said, “I’m especially happy because the last chemo session was rough and lasted 2 weeks, making it hard to accomplish much of anything.
” In the words of the author, “the effects wore off just as I went to D.C. for the first live, in-person Fire Drill Fridays rally.”In light of this wonderful news, we want Jane to know how happy we are for her.
I’d like to tell you something about myself. The 84-year-old actress revealed her diagnosis of non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s and chemotherapy regimen on Instagram. “This is a highly curable form of cancer. I count myself among the fortunate 20% who make it out alive.
As a bonus, I have excellent medical coverage and can see any specialist or get any treatment I need. It hurts to admit, but I know I am privileged in this regard. Almost every American family has been touched by cancer at some point in their history; yet, far too many people lack access to the same high-quality medical care that I am fortunate enough to receive.