Sep 2, 2022

Jane Fonda Reveals Cancer Diagnosis On Instagram

Jane Fonda has revealed she has been diagnosed with cancer and plans to begin chemotherapy. The revelation came on her Instagram, where she shared the news with her fans.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 23: Jane Fonda attends the Los Angeles Special FYC Event For Netflix’s “Grace And Frankie” at NeueHouse Los Angeles on April 23, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jane Fonda took to Instagram on Friday to reveal that she’s begun chemotherapy treatment for a “very treatable” form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “I feel very lucky,” Fonda wrote, citing an encouraging statistic that 80 percent of people survive. “I’m also lucky because I have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. I realize, and it’s painful, that I am privileged in this. Almost every family in America has had to deal with cancer at one time or another, and far too many don’t have access to the quality health care I am receiving, and this is not right.”

Jane Fonda continued by using her diagnosis to draw attention to links between fossil fuels and cancer, saying that her disease is “fossil fuel-based.” According to the nonpartisan Environmental and Energy Study Institute, “the use of fossil fuels — coal, oil and natural gas — results in significant climate, environmental and health costs.” We did some digging and found this legitimate information from the org’s 2021 study to back her claim. The study shows such health issues include asthma, cancer, heart disease and premature death all linked to fossil fuels and their effect on climate.