American actress and activist Jane Fonda announced on Friday that she was suffering from cancer, but said she was optimistic about her chances of recovery, denouncing in passing the inequalities of access to care in the United States.
“I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma”, a cancer of the lymphatic system, “and I started chemotherapy treatments,” the 84-year-old Oscar-winning actress announced on her Instagram account. “It is a completely curable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky, ”she immediately put into perspective.
“I’m also lucky to have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. I am aware that I am privileged and it is sad”, continued the star, flagship supporter of the Democratic Party in the United States, adding that “many” Americans “do not have access to the quality care that I receive. and that is not fair”.
His fight for the climate continues
On her message, she takes the opportunity to point out 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 any of this interfere with my climate activism,” she promised.
“The mid-term elections are approaching (in November), and they will have serious consequences. So you can count on me to support you in growing our army of climate champions,” she added.