Jane Fonda, actor and climate activist, diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

The 84-year-old actor said Friday that Jane Fonda has non-Hodgkin lymphoma and has begun chemotherapy.

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In an Instagram post, she broke the news and expressed her optimism in spite of the prognosis.

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She claimed that so far, she has been handling chemotherapy well and that she still plans to fulfil her obligations.

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The six-month course of chemotherapy is going well for Fonda, who said, "Believe me, I won't let any of this interfere with my climate work."

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She also took advantage of the news to promote more equitable and open access to healthcare in the United States.

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I am aware of my privilege in this, and it hurts," Fonda added. "Almost every family in America has dealt with cancer at some point, 

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it is wrong that too many people lack access to the kind of high-quality medical treatment I do."

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Fonda has previously been diagnosed with breast cancer, though she revealed in 2010 that she was cancer-free.

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