'Survivor' Winner Diagnosed With Cancer for Second Time
Ethan Zohn, who was in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma, is undergoing a new form of chemotherapy that only targets cancerous cells.
Survivor winner Ethan Zohn has been diagnosed with cancer again.
Zohn, 37, was in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma when he confirmed on Sept. 14 that doctors told him that the cancer had returned. It's not all bad news. "It's localized in my lung area," he said to People. "But it's good that it's not all over my body."
His longtime girlfriend -- and fellow Survivor winner -- Jenna Morasca, 30, was with him when doctors broke the news. Zohn praised her for the continued support. "She's taking it like the rock star that she is," he said. "We're both filled with fear and anger and anxiety and gratitude and frustration. But there's so much love there. It's this whole spectrum of emotions."
In mid-October, Zohn began a new form of chemotherapy and after three months of treatment, hopes to have a stem cell transplant from one of his brothers.
"They didn't want me to start treating one differently than the other," he said. "Of course my whole family is taking bets on who it is."
The Survivor competitor is still planning on running the New York City Marathon later this month to raise money for his charity, Grassroot Soccer.
Zohn, who won the third season of Survivor, and Morasca, who won the series' sixth season, also competed on The Amazing Race.