Iconic actress Jane Fonda has said she feels “deeply moved and uplifted” from all the support she’s received since revealing she’s been diagnosed with B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Friday, September 2.
Sharing an update on her blog, the 84-year-old said that the outpouring of love she’s received meant “the world to” her.
LATEST BLOG POST: CANCER https://t.co/BJJIIKN348
— Jane Seymour Fonda (@Janefonda) September 7, 2022
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for your loving thoughts!,” Fonda wrote.
“I want to say again that this is a very treatable cancer and much progress has been made with the medicines patients are given.
“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. Well, I’ll soon be 85 so I won’t have to worry about ‘many decades.’ One will do just fine.”
The Grace and Frankie star revealed she’s “feeling stronger than ever” since her first chemotherapy session.
“This is not my first encounter with cancer. I’ve had breast cancers and had a mastectomy and come through very well and I will do so again,” Fonda said.
Ever the activist, Fonda said the “top-drawer treatment” that she’s received has spurred on her fight for equal rights within the US health care system and said it has “only made [her] more determined” to fight the climate crisis.
“I am painfully aware that the top-drawer treatment I receive is not something everyone in this country can count on and I consider that a travesty. It isn’t fair, and I will continue to fight for quality health care for all,” Fonda continued.
“This diagnosis has only made me more determined than ever to continue to end the deadly effects of fossil fuels.
“While most of us know that fossil fuels are the primary cause of the climate crisis, many may not know that fossil fuel emissions also cause cancer as well as other major health problems like birth defects, childhood leukemia, heart attacks, strokes, lung disease and preterm birth. We must find a way to come together to put an end to this deadly correlation.”
Fossil fuels are driving the climate crisis and fueling bigger, more destructive California wildfires. That’s why I’m joining @GreenpeaceUSA and @LastChanceAlliance in calling on @CAGovernor to stop #FuelingtheFlames and protect Californians! >> https://t.co/6umWfht00h https://t.co/yQMUUkU0op
— Jane Seymour Fonda (@Janefonda) August 5, 2022
Fans continued to shower the actress with their love and support via social media.
Sending you all my love. My momma told me about your diagnosis. She was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in November. We bonded over Grace and Frankie and you brought us many smiles over the years. ❤️
— Elizabeth Regan (@_lizregan) September 7, 2022
You are amazing, Jane! Wishing you love and strength always; you can do this ????????????????!
— Ruth Davison (@roojd) September 7, 2022
Sending love and prayers, the world needs more caring people like you❤️???? I watch Grace and Frankie nearly every night before going to sleep, as the show brings me happiness after a stressful day, thanks.
— Lynda Archer (@londonlynda) September 7, 2022
Fonda said she will undergo six months of chemotherapy to combat her cancer diagnosis.