“This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people live, so I feel very lucky,” she wrote.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system. Fonda said she will be undergoing chemotherapy for six months and that she is “handling the treatments well,” adding, “and believe me, I will not allow any of this to interfere with my climate action.”
“Cancer is a teacher and I pay attention to the lessons it gives me,” Fonda added of her diagnosis. “One of the things he has already shown me is the importance of community. Developing and deepening community so that we are not alone. And cancer, along with my age – almost 85 – certainly teaches us the importance of adapting to new realities.”
While she did not address her continuing professional commitments, Fonda said her activism will continue.
“We live in the most important time in human history because what we do or don’t do now will determine what kind of future there will be and I will not allow cancer to stop me from doing everything I can, using every tool in my toolbox and that pretty much includes continuing to build the Fire Drill Fridays community and finding new ways to use our collective power to effect change.” “Mid-terms are looming, and they’re far from feasible, so you can count on me to be there with you as we grow our army of climate champions.”
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