Jane Fonda appears publicly for the first time since her cancer diagnosis at the women’s conference

By Corey Atad.

Jane Fonda isn’t letting illness get her down.

On Thursday, the 84-year-old appeared on stage at the 2022 Pennsylvania Women’s Conference, her first public appearance since revealing her cancer diagnosis last month.

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Fonda appeared well at the event, joking with moderator Aminatou Sow, co-host of the « Call Your Girlfriend » podcast.

Fonda revealed her diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on September 2, sharing that she had started six months of chemotherapy.

“This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive so I feel very lucky,” she wrote on social media.

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She also said she « wouldn’t let any of this interfere with my climate activism. »

Fonda added: “Cancer is a teacher and I pay attention to the lessons it holds for me. One thing he has shown me before is the importance of community. To grow and deepen one’s community so as not to be alone. And cancer, along with my age – almost 85 – definitely teaches the importance of adapting to new realities.

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