Yesterday, September 2, Jane Fonda revealed that she has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He decided to do it on Instagram, addressing his fans directly. The legend of Hollywood, who among the many awards boasts two Oscar statuettes, is 84 years old and explained that he has already started chemotherapy treatments. “I feel very lucky. It is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive“, has explained. Then, in the busy style that she has always distinguished her, the longtime actress and activist said she too was lucky to have health insurance and access the best care. She knowing, however, that she is a privileged one. “Most families in America have faced cancer at one time or another. And too many do not have access to the quality health care I am receiving. And that’s not fair, ”she wrote.
Commitment to the climate
Then he took the opportunity to reiterate the urgency of the fight against climate change: «We need to talk much more not only about the treatments, but also about the causes. So you can get rid of them. For example, people need to know that fossil fuels cause cancer. As well as pesticides. Many are based on fossil fuels, like mine. ‘ The actress, in the long post on Instagram of her, then explained that will have chemo for six months and that he is handling the treatments quite well. Emphasizing that he will not let the diagnosis interfere with his climate activism. “Cancer is a teacher and I’m paying attention to the lessons he holds for me. One thing he has already shown me is thecommunity importance. To grow and deepen their community so as not to be alone. And cancer, together with my age, almost 85, definitely teaches the importance of adapting to new realities ».
Then he concluded by encouraging everyone to act: “We are experiencing the most important moment in human history because what we do or don’t do right now will determine what kind of future there will be and I’m not going to let cancer stop me from doing all I can. I will use all the tools in my toolbox. This includes continuing to build this community of Fire Drill Fridays (an environmentalist civil disobedience initiative founded by Fonda in 2019, ed) and find new ways to use our collective strength to bring about change. The mid-term (mid-term elections in the United States, ed) are closing in and are crucial, so you can count on me to be there together as we nurture our army of climate champions. “
The Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a malignant tumor that arises in lymphatic system – which has the task of defending the body from disease – and develops from lymphocytes, cells found in the blood and lymph tissue of the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, tonsils and other small areas of the body. Instead of fighting disease, some lymphocytes begin to multiply in an abnormal and unregulated way, accumulating in the lymph nodes and other organs. The patient, having fewer lymphocytes effective in fighting infections, is more vulnerable and falls ill more easily.
The precise cause of this tumor is still unknown. However, it is known that the risk of developing it is greater in the presence of conditions that weaken the immune system or if you have a first degree relative who already has the disease. 95 percent of patients with this disease are adults with one higher incidence over 65 years and in men. Most cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas are considered curable. But there is a risk that complications may appear long after the end of treatment, includinginfertility and an increased risk of developing another type of cancer.
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