"I thank all of you who prayed and sent good thoughts my way. I am confident that it played a role in the good news," the 84-year-old shared.
Jane Fonda is doing great! The Oscar-winning actress recently announced that her cancer is in remission. Back in September, the 84-year-old revealed on her Instagram page that she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. At the time she said it "is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky." She had been undergoing chemo for six months, and was "handling the treatments quite well," adding that she "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," Fonda added.
Now, the Grace and Frankie actress said her oncologist told her that her cancer is "in remission and I can discontinue chemo." Fonda posted alongside a photo of her at a climate rally in Washington, D.C., and said that this news is the "BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!!!"
"I am feeling so blessed, so fortunate," the 84-year-old actress continued. "I thank all of you who prayed and sent good thoughts my way. 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. The effects wore off just as I went to D.C. for the first live, in-person Fire Drill Fridays rally," she said.
This isn't the first time Fonda has had a health scare. In fact, she's had to battle several health issues over the years, including osteoporosis, a bone disease that runs in her famous family. “The fact that I hurt a lot — my body hurts — is a surprise to me, and it’s not because of all that working out,” she told British Vogue. “It’s genetic. My father (actor and director Henry) Ford had it, my brother (actor Peter Fonda)] had it. Your cartilage disappears and then it’s bone on bone, and then ‘ow’," she continued. "But we live in a time where you can just get a new one."
The 9 to 5 star also had breast cancer in 2010. Eight years later she also had a cancerous growth removed from her lower lip. “When you get to be my age, you better be aware of the amount of time that is behind you, as opposed to in front of you,” she said about her mortality in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “I mean, that’s just realistic.” She's “not afraid of going.” “I’m ready. I’ve had a great life," she said, adding, “Not that I want to go, but I’m aware that it’s going to be sooner rather than later.”
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