The 84-year-old actress gave a health update in a blog post on Tuesday after she was recently diagnosed with B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and thanked fans for their support.
Fonda wrote, “I have been deeply touched and excited by all the expressions of love and support since I made public the fact that I was diagnosed with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.” “My heartfelt thanks to everyone. Messages of love and support mean the world to me.”
“I want to say again that this is a very treatable cancer and a lot of progress has been made with the drugs that are given to patients,” she said.
Fonda said she is about three weeks before her first chemotherapy session.
She told fans, “I have to tell you I feel stronger than I’ve been in years.” “The doctor told me the best antidote for the fatigue that chemotherapy can lead to. Come on. And I’m running. Long before the record heat starts. Working together.”
Fonda was previously diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.
“This is not my first encounter with cancer,” she said Tuesday. “I’ve had breast cancer and a mastectomy and have come through very well and I would do it again.”
Fonda went public with her non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis in a post on Friday and said she had started chemotherapy.
The actress said that she considers herself fortunate to have health insurance and the best medical care.