Thriving in Remission
- Jane Fonda was recently spotted being pushed in a wheelchair through LAX airport in Los Angeles, California.
- While she’s likely OK, this comes after Fonda shared news of her non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis in an Instagram post on Sept. 2, 2022.
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of your immune system that is defined by the absence of distinctive, giant cells called Reed-Sternberg cells. If you had a lymphoma that did have these cells, it would be classified as Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Following chemotherapy, Fonda was deemed to be in remission. She’s since continued to stay busy and be active. In an April 2022 podcast appearance, she said she was strong “even at 85.”
- The treatment you get for non-Hodgkin lymphoma will depend on the type of lymphoma, the stage and the how fast it's growing.
Fonda was recently spotted being pushed in a wheelchair at the LAX airport in Los Angeles, California. She was accompanied by “several aides,” per the Page Six report.Read More
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“Very happy to be back in Cannes wearing a custom look by @amiparis @alexandremattiussi9,” she wrote under a stunning series of snaps from the event.
It’s great to see Fonda thriving while in remission from cancer because not too long ago, she was faced with her life-changing diagnosis.
Jane Fonda's Cancer Battle
Jane Fonda shared news of her cancer diagnosis in an Instagram post on Sept. 2, 2022. But, in true Fonda fashion, she turned the announcement into an opportunity to discuss important topics that affect America as a whole.
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“I've been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and have started chemo treatments,” she wrote. “This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky.
“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. We also need to be talking much more not just about cures but about causes so we can eliminate them.”
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of your immune system that is defined by the absence of distinctive, giant cells called Reed-Sternberg cells. If you had a lymphoma that did have these cells, it would be classified as Hodgkin lymphoma.
Fonda underwent chemotherapy for treatment. Though she handled her first treatments “quite well,” her last two were “rough.” Thankfully, doctors told her she was in remission in December 2022.
For more information on non-Hodgkin lymphoma, see some of our expert resources below.
Expert Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Information
“Last week I was told by my oncologist that my cancer is in remission and I can discontinue chemo,” she wrote in a blog post on Dec. 15. “I'm especially happy because while my first 4 chemo treatments were rather easy for me, only a few days of being tired, the last chemo session was rough and lasted 2 weeks making it hard to accomplish much of anything.”
In a more recent update via Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ podcast "Wiser Than Me," Fonda shared a refreshing take on aging and happily reported that she was feeling strong.
“If you're healthy, 85 can be quite young," Fonda said on the April 2022 episode. "Even at 85, I am strong.
"I'm surprised at how hard things get even when you are strong, but I have made peace with my body. It has gotten me a long ways, it's stood up for me, so I appreciate my body."