Beloved actress Jane Fonda has announced via instagram that she has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
The 84-year-old is set to undergo chemotherapy, and shares regular health updates on her blog while also extending her “heart-felt” thanks to those who have sent well wishes.
“Since last week, so many people have written to me or posted that they have had this type of cancer and have been cancer-free for many decades,” she wrote.
“Well, I’ll soon be 85 so I won’t have to worry about ‘many decades.’ One will do just fine.”
Jane has reminded fans she has “a very treatable cancer” and that she has successfully battled breast cancer in the past “and I will do so again”.
“Many have asked how I am feeling. Well today, about three weeks from my first chemo session, I must tell you that I feel stronger than I have in years. The doctor told me the best antidote to the tiredness that chemotherapy can cause is to move. Walk. And I have been walking. Very early before the record heat kicks in. Also working out.”
Fonda also wrote that she has been “deeply moved and uplifted” by the messages she has received and concluded her post by thanking her fans “from the bottom of my heart”.
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