Jane Fonda stated on Friday that she has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a “very controllable illness,” and that she has begun chemotherapy for the condition.
In a message posted to social media, the Oscar-winning actress and environmental activist, 84, struck a positive tone. In the statement, she stated that she would not let her illness prohibit her from raising awareness about the dangers of climate change.
“So, my dear friends, I have something personal I want to share,” Fonda wrote in an email to her friends. “I was recently diagnosed with non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s and have been getting chemotherapy treatment. This is cancer that responds favorably to treatment.
Given that just 20% of individuals survive, I consider myself quite fortunate. I am also extremely fortunate in that I have health insurance and access to the best medical specialists and therapies.