“This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky,” she wrote.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a most cancers of the immune system. Fonda mentioned she will likely be doing chemotherapy for six months and that she is “handling the treatments quite well,” including “and, believe me, I will not let any of this interfere with my climate activism.”
Fonda has been energetic in elevating consciousness of the local weather disaster after getting impressed by younger environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
“Cancer is a teacher and I’m paying attention to the lessons it holds for me,” Fonda added of her analysis. “One thing it’s shown me already is the importance of community. Of growing and deepening one’s community so that we are not alone. And the cancer, along with my age — almost 85 — definitely teaches the importance of adapting to new realities.”
Whereas she didn’t tackle her ongoing skilled commitments, Fonda mentioned her activism will proceed.
“We’re living through the most consequential time in human history because what we do or don’t do right now will determine what kind of future there will be and I will not allow cancer to keep me from doing all I can, using every tool in my toolbox and that very much includes continuing to build this Fire Drill Fridays community and finding new ways to use our collective strength to make change,” she wrote. “The midterms are looming, and they are beyond consequential so you can count on me to be right there together with you as we grow our army of climate champions.”