Cancer Type – Breast

Bio –  Jane Fonda an American actress, writer, political activist, and former fashion model and fitness guru.

Short Story – Fitness guru faced a cancerous tumour at 72 (2010). She underwent surgery to remove the non-invasive tumour, and was declared cancer free.

Fonda had what was known as situ, cancerous cells that have not spread beyond the breast ducts or lobules.It accounts for about 20 per cent of new breast cancer cases and when treated quickly, the five-year ­survival rate is said to be 100 per cent.

Fonda remains cancer free. She is best known for selling millions of fitness videos in the 1980’s and 90’s.

She states, “I am lucky,” about her run-in with cancer and credits a routine checkup for the discovery.

Image Credits – Georges Biard [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


BornJayne Seymour Fonda, December 21, 1937 (age 79), New York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, writer, activist
Years active1960–present
Spouse(s)Roger Vadim (m. 1965; div. 1973), Tom Hayden (m. 1973; div. 1990), Ted Turner (m. 1991; div. 2001)
Partner(s)Richard Perry (2009–2017)
Children3, including: Troy Garity, Mary Luana Williams (unofficial adoption)
Parent(s)Henry Fonda, Frances Ford Seymour
RelativesPeter Fonda (brother), Bridget Fonda (niece)