(New York) American actress and activist Jane Fonda announced on Friday that she has been diagnosed with cancer, but said she is optimistic about her chances of recovery and condemned the passing inequality of access to care in the United States.
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“I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” a cancer of the lymphatic system, “and I started chemotherapy,” the 84-year-old Oscar-winning actress announced on her Instagram account.
“We live in one of the most important times in human history, because what we do (or don’t do) will determine the future that awaits us, and I’m not going to let cancer get in my way. I’m going to do everything in my power, and use every tool in my chest.” […] To make a difference,” she added to her 1.9 million followers.
“It is a completely curable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky,” he immediately put into perspective.
“I’m fortunate to have health insurance and access to great doctors and treatments. I’m blessed, and it’s sad,” the star, a leading supporter of the U.S. Democratic Party, continued, adding that “many” Americans “don’t have access to the quality of care that I get. It’s not. Fair.”
Jane Fonda’s career began in the 1960s and won two Best Actress Oscars in 1971. Clute Alan J. Bakula, and in 1978 I am coming home By Hal Ashby. He has been nominated five times for the most prestigious awards of American cinema.
The actress is still pursuing her career, especially lending her voice to the animated family film Good luck Recently released on Apple TV+.
His life had many facets. An aerobics star, he is known for his peaceful activism during the Vietnam War and to this day for his advocacy of the environment and the fight against climate change.
In his message, he takes the opportunity to point out the role of fossil fuels and pesticides in cancer.
“I have six months of chemotherapy, I’m taking the treatments well, trust me, I won’t let any of this interfere with my climate function,” he promised.
“The mid-term elections are approaching in November, and they will have serious consequences. So you can count on me to support you in building our army of climate champions,” he added.
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