Jane Fonda on breast cancer, hip replacement on 'Ellen'
Fonda calls herself "really lucky" that doctors were able to successfully remove a small tumor she found in her breast during a routine examination. "When [doctors] say, 'You've got cancer' there's that moment of scary," says Fonda. "And then I felt like I've just become a part of a huge family of women - survivors of breast cancer."
Jane goes on to regale the audience with her humor about having her hip replaced several years ago.
Ellen: "That's the first time you've had anything serious like that [breast cancer scare)]?"
Jane: "No, no, I remember when they told me about, five years ago, that I needed to have my hip replaced. I was like, 'What?' That's not my self-image but it's genetic. My dad did. My brother did. So I have a bionic hip and knee."
Ellen: "So that side is much stronger than the other side, that means?"
Jane: "Yes, actually."
Ellen: "Faster and everything."
Ellen: "Better leg lifts and all that stuff?"
Ellen: "Because you really do...You take care of yourself, right?"
Jane: "I do. I work hard. I did my therapy and everything. I can kneel which was important because I was in a new relationship right after. [Laughs and winks] But look, see. It's pretty good." [straightens her leg out]