She opened up to fans about her health after she was diagnosed with lymphoma in September, MSN reports.
In a social media post, she said she was full of "hope and inspiration" and that the lymphoma would not stop her.
In September 2022, the actress was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A month later, the star gave fans some photos and commented on social media that the illness had not affected her desire to work.
Jane Fonda has declared war on cancer.
“Work fills me with hope and lymphoma won’t stop me,” she wrote.
While any type of cancer is serious, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a type of cancer that starts in white blood cells and often affects the lymph nodes, but can be treated in up to 80% cases.
When she first announced her diagnosis, Fonda commented that it was a "very curable cancer" and said she had already started six months of chemotherapy. Fonda added that she was "very lucky" that she "tolerated the treatment quite well." Survival rates vary depending on the type of lymphoma diagnosed, but Fonda does not disclose the type of disease.
In the post, she added, “I feel so lucky to have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. I understand that I am privileged. Almost every family in America has had cancer at one point or another, and too many people don't have access to the quality care that I get, and that's unfair."
Fonda said her new diagnosis won't slow her down. “We are living through the most important moment in the history of mankind, because what we do or do not do now will determine what the future will be, and I will not let cancer stop me from doing my best.”
She also noted that she believes cancer is a teacher and that she is attentive to the lessons he offers: “One thing he has already shown me is the importance of community. And cancer and my age - almost 85 - certainly teach us the importance of adapting to new realities.