(New York) American actress and activist Jane Fonda announced on Friday that she had been diagnosed with cancer but expressed optimism about her chances of recovery while also denouncing inequalities in access to medical care in the United States.
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Updated at 6:39 p.m
“I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma,” a cancer of the lymphatic system, “and started chemotherapy,” the 84-year-old Oscar winner announced on her Instagram account.
“We are living in one of the most pivotal times in human history, as what we do (or don’t do) will determine the kind of future that awaits us, and I will not let cancer get in my way. keep me from doing everything in my power, from using 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 fortunate,” she immediately put it into perspective.
“I am also fortunate to have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatment. I know I’m privileged, and it’s sad,” continued the star, a flagship supporter of the Democratic Party in the United States, adding that “many ‘Americans’ don’t have access to the quality care that I do receive.” and that is not the case fair”.
Jane Fonda’s career began in the 1960s and was crowned with two Best Actress Oscars in 1971 clod by Alan J. Pakula and 1978 for Return home by Hal Ashby. She has also been nominated five more times for America’s most prestigious cinema awards.
The actress is still pursuing her career and notably lends her voice to the animated family film happiness recently released on Apple TV+.
His career had many other facets. An aerobics star, she is also known for her peaceful activism at the time of the Vietnam War and then to this day for the environment and the fight against climate change.
In her message, she takes the opportunity to highlight the role of fossil fuels and pesticides in cancer.
“I have six months of chemotherapy, I am taking the treatments very well and believe me I will not let this interfere with my climate activism,” she promised.
“The midterm 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,” she added.