Actress Jane Fonda announced her cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy treatment.
The 84-year-old said she has non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s in a post to her 1.9 million Instagram followers. The Hollywood legend claimed she would keep up her climate activism in her article and bring attention to the status of healthcare in the US.
The lymphatic system, the body’s extensive network of tubes and glands, is where non-lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, a less frequent cancer, develops.
While undergoing six months of chemotherapy, Fonda vowed that she “would not let any of this interfere with my climate work.”
The Oscar-winning actress made her acting debut in 1960 and went on to become well-known for roles in movies including Barbarella, Nine to Five, and On Golden Pond.
She most recently had a cameo in the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie.
Fonda is well-known for being a prominent political activist. In the 1960s, she fiercely opposed the Vietnam War.
She only recently began to oppose climate change. She spent Thanksgiving 2016 in Standing Rock alongside protesters who were opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction.
According to Fonda’s tweet, she has become more aware of the value of her community as a result of her illness.
We are living through the most significant time in human history, and what we do or don’t do now will determine what kind of future there will be, she said. “I refuse to let cancer stop me from doing everything I can,” she said.
Fonda emphasised the significance of the forthcoming midterm elections in November, which will determine who will occupy every seat in the US House of Representatives and slightly more than one-third of the Senate.
The midterm elections are very important and are quickly approaching, so you can count on me to be right there with you as we develop our army of climate champions.