The most beautiful grandma in the world has devastating news to announce.
The Oscar-winning Grace & Frankie star shared a post on her Instagram, revealing that she’s been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and has begun chemotherapy treatments.
Now 84, Jane Fonda is optimist that she is going to beat this.
“This is a very treatable cancer,” Fonda said. “80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky.”
She also wrote that “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 stated that she is going to do chemotherapy for six months, and she’s been handling the treatments well.
Fonda is climate activist, concerned for the greater good of the world, and the disease didn’t stop her from pursuing her passion. She doesn’t plan to stop as well.
“Cancer is a teacher and I’m paying attention to the lessons it holds for me,” Fonda wrote. “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.
Part of a legendary Hollywood family, Jane Fonda gained fame for both her acting and her activism starting in the late 1960s. She won Oscars for her performances in 1971′s Klute and 1978′s Coming Home. She has also starred in the films Barbarella and 9 to 5, and in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie.
We only wish that she holds tight and beat this disease like the winner she is!
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