Jane Fonda is a pop-culture icon due to her decades-long Hollywood career. The legend recently revealed that she’s suffering from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Thousands of fans expressed their good wishes after she took to Instagram to announce her condition.

The 84-year-old actress announced her diagnosis on Friday. However, she revealed some good news along with it. The star is already 6 months into her chemotherapy treatment. She also talked about learning from the cancer diagnosis.

Cancer is a teacher and I’m paying attention to the lessons it holds for me. One thing it’s shown me already is the importance of community. Of growing and deepening one’s community so that we are not alone. And the cancer, along with my age — almost 85 — definitely teaches the importance of adapting to new realities.

The Hollywood legend further revealed that she also has good odds, as 80% of all people diagnosed with it survive. The condition is very treatable, which is great news. She also called for attention to the state of health care in America.

The star said that most families going through a health crisis can’t get access to quality health care. She noted that she is receiving much better treatment, which is “not right.”

Almost every family in America has had to deal with cancer at one time or another and far too many don’t have access to the quality health care I am receiving and this is not right.

Fonda also addressed her climate activism. As she’s dealing with the chemo rounds with grace, she reassured her fans that she won’t be backing down from her acts of generating climate change awareness at all. We hope that Fonda becomes cancer-free soon.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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