Jane Fonda reveals that she has cancer but says she will not stop her activism
The American actress Jane Fonda revealed this Friday that she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, but she will not stop her environmental activism.
"This is a very treatable cancer, 80% of people survive so I feel very lucky," the 85-year-old artist wrote in a post on Instagram.
Fonda explained that she has already started chemotherapy, a treatment she will receive for six months, but she warned that she will not put aside her activism.
"Trust me, I'm not going to let any of this get in the way of my environmental activism," said Ella Fonda, who claimed that fossil fuels and pesticides cause cancer.
"Cancer is a teacher and I am paying attention to the lessons it will teach me," the actress wrote on the social network.
The actress was also considered "privileged" because she has health insurance, unlike many Americans who have to deal with cancer without receiving necessary medical care, she lamented.
Likewise, she took advantage of her message to remember that the mid-term elections will be held in the United States in November, which she defined as "more than transcendental."
"You can count on me to be together as we grow the fight to defend the environment," she said.
Fonda, a two-time Oscar winner, added that she will start chemotherapy for six months but that she will not let it "interfere" with her climate activism.
The actress has been arrested several times for attending demonstrations in Washington.