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Oscar-winning actor and activist Jane Fonda, who revealed earlier this year that she had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, announced Thursday that her cancer is in remission and can stop chemotherapy.

“I feel so blessed, so lucky. Thank you to everyone who prayed and sent good thoughts my way. I’m sure that played a part in the good news,” Fonda wrote in a blog post titled “BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT.” !!!” (He turns 85 on Wednesday).

Fonda, who posted an excerpt of the blog post to her verified Instagram account, added that she was “especially happy” because while her first four rounds of chemotherapy were “pretty easy for me,” the last one was not.

“Last chemo session was rough and lasted 2 weeks making it hard to get anything done,” she wrote. But the “consequences wore off” by the time he traveled to Washington to attend a climate rally.

In early September, Fonda announced that she had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He said at the time that he had a better chance of survival in large part because he was privileged to have “health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments.”

Fonda is a two-time Academy Award winner for her starring roles in the stylish neo-noir Klute and the Vietnam War drama Coming Home. He was nominated five more times for acting Oscar, the last one in 1986.

He is also a staunch progressive attorney who became a lightning rod for his Vietnam-era anti-war activism. In recent years, he has focused intensely on climate change and environmentalism, lobbying lawmakers to take immediate action to save the planet.


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