Ethan Zohn's Cancer Returns; Survivor Winner Optimistic

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Survivor winner Ethan Zohn's cancer is back after 20 months of remission.

The 37-year-old said he was told by doctors back on September 14 that his Hodgkin's lymphoma had returned in his chest only and not all over his body.

"I don't want fear or cancer to define me, but it's always in the back of your mind," he said, adding that he faces 12 weeks of chemotherapy treatment.

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SGN-35, which targets the cancerous cells and will prevent him from losing his hair, may be supplemented by a stem-cell transplant from one of his brothers.

He tells People magazine regarding that:

"But the doctors won't tell me which ... they didn't want me to start treating one differently than the other. Of course my whole family is taking bets on it."

Zohn isn't letting the cancer get him down and he is planning to run the NYC Marathon on November 6 to raise money for his Grassroot Soccer organization.

We wish him nothing but the best.


Ethan Zohn Biography

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Ethan Zohn was crowned the winner of Survivor: Africa. A few years later, though, the reality TV star was faced with a true life... More »
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