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Pictured here in 2018, US actor Jane Fonda announced her diagnosis with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
US actor Jane Fonda has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is using the announcement to criticize her country’s healthcare system.
Fonda, 84, is perhaps best known for her career as an actress, but she is also known as a pioneer of the 1980s aerobics craze.
She made the announcement on Instagram, saying she has started chemotherapy and is hoping for good results.
“This is a highly treatable cancer. Eighty percent of people survive, so I feel very lucky.”
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Granting privileged access to “the best doctors and treatments,” she cut the U.S. healthcare system in half.
“Almost every family in America has had to deal with cancer at one time or another, but too many people don’t get the quality care that I do and this is right. There is none.”
of at the golden pond The actor and climate activist said people “need to know that fossil fuels cause cancer.” ”
“Cancer is a teacher, paying attention to the lessons it brings. One thing it has already shown me is the importance of community. To grow and deepen the community.
“And cancer, along with my age of nearly 85, certainly teaches me the importance of adapting to new realities.”
Fonda will continue to build the Fire Drill Fridays community, the climate activism community she started in 2019, inspired by Greta Thunberg’s call to act like “our house is on fire.” showed.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that begins in the lymph system, which is part of the immune system. White blood cells (lymphocytes) can grow abnormally and form tumors throughout the body.