In September, Hollywood star Jane Fonda (84) announced that she had cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy. On Thursday (local time), the two-time Oscar winner ("Klute", "Coming Home") shared good news from her doctors. Her cancer is in remission, she can stop chemotherapy, Fonda wrote on Instagram. Remission means a decrease in the symptoms of the disease.
Fonda thanked everyone who had prayed for her and sent her well wishes. The first four treatments were easy for her, but the last chemotherapy was "tough" and bothered her for two weeks.
The doctors' positive decision was the "best birthday present of all time," Fonda said on Instagram on Thursday. The actress and activist will be 85 next Wednesday (December 21).
Fonda was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, she said in September. She has a cancer that responds very well to treatment, she wrote on Instagram at the time. 80 percent of the patients would survive.