She made the revelation during an interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter", reports contactmusic.com.
"(It) was a good test, because I always said I'm not afraid of dying. And I wasn't. I mean, I felt (that), god, I've just joined a family of millions of women who have gone through this. And how interesting. What a journey this is going to be," said Fonda.
"I just thought, 'You know, maybe I'll make it and maybe I won't.' I didn't get scared. I hope I don't die. But I'm not scared of dying," she added. The "Coming Home" actress had a small tumour that was surgically removed and she was "100 per cent cancer-free" a few months later.