While everyone knows about the importance of undergoing a yearly mammogram, sometimes a woman experiences it firsthand.
According to People.com
, Jane Fonda was recently treated for a non-invasive breast cancer tumor after learning she had the disease during a routine exam. The tumor was removed, and now the actress is doing well.
"She's 100 percent cancer-free," her representative told the news outlet. "She's completely fine and it's business as usual for her."
The news may come as surprising to some, as Fonda has been universally-known for her extreme dedication to physical fitness throughout the years. Experts maintain that staying in shape can help prevent a breast cancer diagnosis.
Still, the actress and exercise guru's scary experience may highlight the importance of self-breast exams, as well as scheduling an annual mammogram. As with all cancers, early detection of the disease is the best course of action in order to beat the illness.
According to the American Cancer Society, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime.