Just over three months after Jane Fonda announced she had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the actress, activist, and former fitness guru said Thursday her cancer is in remission.
“Last week, my oncologist told me that my cancer is in remission and that I can stop chemo,” she wrote in a blog post titled BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!!!
“I feel so blessed, so fortunate,” she continued. “I appreciate everyone who prayed for me and sent positive thoughts my way. I am confident that it contributed to the good news.”
Fonda, 84, said her first four chemotherapy treatments had been “rather easy,” with only some tiredness as a side effect. But she said her most recent treatment was more difficult and lasted for two weeks, “making it hard to accomplish anything.”
Fonda, who is known for her decades of activism, began to feel better just in time to attend a rally in Washington, D.C., do some lobbying, and fulfill two speaking engagements, she said.
In her September blog post announcing her diagnosis, Fonda said she expected to undergo chemotherapy for six months.
Non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s is a type of cancer that begins in white blood cells, most commonly in lymph nodes and lymphatic tissues of the immune system. The American Cancer Society reports that the overall 5-year relative survival rate for people with NHL is 73%.
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