Jane Fonda receives the ‘best birthday present ever’ after her cancer goes into remission

Dec 17, 2022
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Oscar winning actress and activist Jane Fonda has delighted fans with the announcement that her cancer has gone into remission.

Taking to her blog in a piece titled, BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!!!, on Thursday, December 15, Fonda told her beloved fans the good news while thanking her supporters for all the “good wishes” she received.

“Last week I was told by my oncologist that my cancer is in remission and I can discontinue chemo. I am feeling so blessed, so fortunate. I thank all of you who prayed and sent good thoughts my way,” she announced.

“I am confident that it played a role in the good news. I’m especially happy because while my first 4 chemo treatments were rather easy for me, only a few days of being tired, the last chemo session was rough and lasted 2 weeks making it hard to accomplish much of anything.

“Thanks for sending good wishes my way.

“I wish everyone a joyful, healthy Holiday.”

 

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Fonda’s loyal fanbase were quick to express their happiness over the “wonderful news”.

“I’m glad you’re on the mend, Jane,” one fan wrote.

“Wonderful news! Thank you for all you do!”

“I’m so so happy to hear your in remission. Thank God Have a Happy Holiday and keep up the good works.”

“Consider it as a blessing for helping in saving Mother Earth and Humanity.”

“This is the best news!!!!”

The veteran actress revealed to her fans that she had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma on Friday, September 2.

“So, my dear friends, I have something personal I want to share. I’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have started chemo treatments,” she wrote.

“This is a very treatable cancer,” she continued. “80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky.”

Remaining committed to her activist ideals for which she is famous for, Fonda used her health announcement to discuss the impacts of fossil fuels and healthcare disparities within the US.

“I’m also lucky because I have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. I realize, and it’s painful, that I am privileged in this. 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,” she continued.

“We also need to be talking much more not just about cures but about causes so we can eliminate them. For example, people need to know that fossil fuels cause cancer. So do pesticides, many of which are fossil fuel-based, like mine.

“I’m doing chemo for 6 months and am handling the treatments quite well and, believe me, I will not let any of this interfere with my climate activism.

“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.”

Following her health announcement, Fonda was met with an outpouring of love and support from fans across the globe.

Fonda revealed that she felt “deeply moved and uplifted” by all the support she received, stating that it meant “the world” to her.

“From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for your loving thoughts!,” Fonda wrote in her blog.

“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.”

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