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Survivor: Ethan Zohn’s Cancer Remission Put Him “On Top Of The World”

June 07, 2010 11:00 AM by Nancy Floyd


Survivor: Africa winner, Ethan Zohn is thrilled with his recent good news that the cancer he’s been fighting for over a year is in remission. After undergoing intense treatments for Hodgkin’s lymphoma for the past (including a stem cell transplant), Zohn received the good report from doctors a month ago and says he feels “on top of the world.” Keep reading to find out more about how Zohn is doing now and what his plans are…

“I woke up today and I’m on top of the world, which I was happy about!” Ethan Zohn, winner of Survivor: Africa, recently told Us Weekly. The reason for his good mood? After fighting a rare form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma for over a year, Zohn has received word that the cancer is in remission. ”I had 14 months of bad news and I just got some good news about a month ago,” Zohn says.

The Survivor winner attributes his health and well-being to more than just medicine and treatments. ”I do a lot of I meditation, I visualize, I take lots of vitamins, I eat healthily, I exercise,” Zohn says about his new lifestyle.

With the cancer in remission, Ethan Zohn has some big plans for the summer. First, he will be attending the World Cup. He departed for London yesterday. The former soccer star used his $1 million Survivor winnings to start Grassroots Soccer, a non-profit HIV/AIDS prevention organization that unites African children and professional soccer players.

Ethan Zohn is grateful that his battle with cancer is behind him for now, especially since his own father died from the disease when Zohn was just 13 years old. ”I think I’ve had a good perspective on life having lost my dad to cancer. But when it happens to you, and your doctors try multiple ways of healing you that don’t work, you panic,” he says. ”I just crave survival. Now that I am alive, I appreciate every day at its fullest and I treasure the legacy of my father and life in general.”

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