Jane Fonda Says Her Cancer Is In Remission: Best Birthday Present Ever

Jane Fonda described feeling ‘blessed and fortunate’ to cease chemotherapy treatments for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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Hollywood veteran  Jane Fonda has said she feels "blessed" that her cancer is in remission and that she can stop chemotherapy.

The actress, who will turn 85 on Wednesday, called the news the "best birthday present ever".

"I thank all of you who prayed and sent good thoughts my way. I am confident that it played a role in the good news," she wrote in a blog post.

Jane Fonda on her cancer remission

Fonda, who has been a fitness guru as well, added that chemotherapy had been relatively “easy” the first four times besides the fatigue it caused. But her most recent treatment – which lasted two weeks – was more challenging and made it “hard to accomplish anything”, leaving her relieved to learn that signs of cancer had reduced. She added being told by her oncologist that her chemotherapy could end.

Fonda in September revealed about receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The actor noted that she had been prepared to undergo chemotherapy for six months. Fonda at the time also said that she felt fortunate because doctors consider that particular illness as “very treatable”, with about 73% of people diagnosed with it surviving for at least five years, according to the American Cancer Society.

This is not the actor's first bout with cancer. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. After the tumour’s removal, Fonda’s publicist said the actor was cancer free.


Fonda won the Academy Awards for Best Actress in 1971 and 1978 for her roles in Klute and Coming Home, respectively. She stars on Netflix’s longest-running show, the comedy series Grace and Frankie.

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