Christmas came early for Jane Fonda — and all of us.
The legendary actress announced Thursday that her cancer is in remission!
“Last week I was told by my oncologist that my cancer is in remission and I can discontinue chemo,” she explained via her website in a blog post titled, “BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!!!”
Fonda, who turns 85 next week, shared that the first four rounds of chemotherapy treatment were “rather easy” but that her last session was particularly “rough” on her body, “making it hard to accomplish much of anything.”
“I am feeling so blessed, so fortunate,” she wrote. “I thank all of you who prayed and sent good thoughts my way. I am confident that it played a role in the good news.”
The Oscar winner revealed in September that she had non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and had been undergoing chemo for six months.
“This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky,” she assured her fans.
The “Monster-in-Law” star acknowledged that her “privilege as a celebrity” afforded her top-of-the-line health insurance as well as “access to the best doctors and treatment.”
The actress also called cancer “a teacher” and said she was committed to “paying attention” to its lessons.
“One thing it’s shown me already is the importance of community,” she wrote at the time.
Despite the scary diagnosis and subsequent treatments, Fonda vowed to not let the disease interfere with her climate-change activism.
In fact, after sharing her good news on Thursday, she explained that “the effects” of her last round of chemo “wore off just as [she] went to D.C. for the first live, in-person Fire Drill Fridays rally.”
“Thank heavens for that because it was a busy week,” she penned, adding that she also “did some lobbying and spoke twice at the Democracy Alliance” in her continued efforts to “stop Senator Joe Manchin’s … Dirty Deal.”