Jane Fonda has announced on social media that she has cancer, the Associated Press and France Press reported.
“So, dear friends, I have something personal that I want to share. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and started chemotherapy,” the 84-year-old actress wrote in a post on her Instagram account.
“It’s a very treatable cancer and I feel very lucky,” she added.
The disease starts with white blood cells and affects parts of the body’s immune system, adds BTA.
Jane Fonda admitted that unlike many, she has the privilege of being insured and getting access to the best doctors and care.
“Nearly every family in America has faced cancer at one point or another, and far too many of them don’t have access to the quality health care I receive, and that’s not right,” she wrote.
The actress shared that she has started a six-month course of chemotherapy, is tolerating the treatment well and will not let it interfere with her social activities.
It’s not the first time Jane Fonda has battled cancer. In 2010, a tumor was removed from one of her breasts, and she also had skin cancer, the Associated Press recalls.
Part of a legendary Hollywood family, she rose to fame both for her acting and her social work in the late 1960s.
Jane Fonda won two Academy Awards for her roles in 1971’s Klut and 1978’s Homecoming. Her films also include Barbarella and Nine to Five, as well as the series on the Netflix streaming platform “Grace and Frankie”.