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Ethan Zohn undergoes stem-cell transplant

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on March 5, 2012 at 4:04 am

Ethan Zohn undergoes stem-cell transplant, thanks ‘Survivor’ girlfriend Jenna Morasca

His fighting spirit, family & friends keep him positive

Thursday, March 1, 2012, 4:39 PM

 	Ethan Zohn had a stem-cell transplant to treat his Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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Ethan Zohn had a stem-cell transplant to treat his Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Ethan Zohn is by all measures the definition of a true survivor.

The former “Survivor” winner underwent a stem-cell transplant Wednesday to treat his recurring case of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and even under the serious circumstances, Zohn still had competition on his mind.

“Ethan asked the doctor what was the record time for getting out of here, so he wants to beat that,” Zohn’s longtime girlfriend Jenna Morasca told People.

“His doctor said there was no prize, and Ethan said, ‘Yes, there is. You’re going to tell the other patients that I made it out in three weeks.’”…

Read more: Ethan Zohn undergoes stem-cell transplant, thanks ‘Survivor’ girlfriend Jenna Morasca – NY Daily News.


Ethan Zohn looks to survive Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (+chemo)

In CELEBRITIES & STEM CELLS on October 8, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Ethan Zohn

Three months of chemotherapy this past summer weren’t enough to knock out Ethan Zohn’s case of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. So he’s back in the hospital, connected to tubes and wires, undergoing even more chemotherapy – and in his latest video diary, he takes viewers inside his tiny room to share the experience and let his fans know how he’s doing.

“I have been locked in this room for three days, and I’ve gone a little bit stir crazy, I’m not gonna lie,” says the Survivor: Africa winner, reclining in a hospital bed in part one of a new three-stage battle he’s waging against the resurgent cancer.


Ethan Zohn_ & Jenna Morasca

In late August, Zohn discovered that the cancer he had been treating since May had actually spread. Last month, he began an intense treatment regimen, starting with two new chemo sessions. Those will be followed by radiation therapy, and – in December – a complete stem-cell replacement therapy that will keep him in the hospital for 30 days straight.

Finding a way to break his stir-craziness after three days, the always-driven athlete says in the video that he was excited to finally get up and walk around – just before taping his message to viewers.


Ethan Zohn - Survivor

“They finally let me out in the hallway where I could do some walking,” he says. “Fourteen laps [around the hall] is a mile, and of course I tried to break the record – so I did 28 laps. Which I’m pretty happy about.”

Showing his usual upbeat nature, Zohn adds that he’s feeling positive about the new chemotherapy: “So far so good. I feel it killing all the cancer in my body, and I’m excited to keep doing what I’m doing – and I’ll see you soon,” he says.

via {alltv} Getting Chemo with Ethan Zohn | Hottest Celebrity Photos 2009.

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