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Jane Fonda attends the WIF Honors: Forging Forward Gala sponsored by Max Mara, ShivHans Pictures, Lexus and STARZ at The Beverly Hilton on October 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.

Jane Fonda disclosed today that her cancer is in remission and she can discontinue chemotherapy treatment. In a blog post titled “Best Birthday Present Ever!!!,” the actress and activist writes, “Last week I was told by my oncologist that my cancer is in remission and I can discontinue chemo. I am feeling so blessed, so fortunate. 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. I’m especially happy because while my first 4 chemo treatments were rather easy for me, only a few days of being tired, the last chemo session was rough and lasted 2 weeks making it hard to accomplish much of anything. The effects wore off just as I went to D.C. for the first live, in-person Fire Drill Fridays rally.”

Fonda revealed in September that she had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and that she would undergo chemo treatments for six months. Per the Mayo Clinic, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a type of cancer that begins in the lymphatic system, a part of the body’s immune system dedicated to fighting germs. She wrote on Instagram at the time: “So, my dear friends, I have something personal I want to share. I’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have started chemo treatments. This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky.”

Last month, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Fonda said that people her age need to be “realistic” and should “be aware of the amount of time that is behind you as opposed to in front of you.” She told the publication that she’s “aware” she is “not going to be around for much longer,” adding that she is “ready.”

“I’m not afraid of going. I’ve had a great life,” she added. “Not that I want to go, but I’m aware that it’s going to be sooner rather than later. That’s just realistic.”

When asked how she will be celebrating her 85th birthday this December 21, Fonda said, “My family will be there. My daughter and grandkids will come in from Vermont. My son and his wife and child live in Los Angeles, and a few friends will come over and we’ll just have a quiet time.” As she discusses what else in life she would like to accomplish, the icon sweetly says that she wishes to see her grandkids get old enough so that she can go out knowing “that they’re going to be okay.” She added that she will be continuing her work on the climate “till I drop.”