Such good news!
Survivor winner Ethan Zohn, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma for a SECOND time last year, is "responding very well" to his treatment with new chemo drug SGN-35, saying:
"I'm responding very well to the drug. My tumors are reducing. It's not a 100-percent reduction, but my doctor gave me an A-minus so I'll take it."
The athlete promised himself he wouldn't let cancer dictate how he lived his life and he's keeping that promise.
He finished the NYC Marathon last November in just 4 hours and 20 minutes. Most recently he ran a half marathon alongside his girlfriend and fellow Survivor winner, Jenna Morasca, at Walt Disney World and told sources:
"I'm not going to stop! Running, cycling, whatever you want me to do. It’s easy and helps builds confidence."
This guy is an amazing inspiration, right? Like the Energizer Bunny, he just keeps going and going and going!
In February he plans on hopping on his bike for the Cycle for Survival cancer research fundraising event at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, explaining:
"This year I really wanted to get involved in honor of Jen and to prove to people that the money raised really does help. The drug I'm on, SGN-35, wasn't available before so I'm living proof. They've raised $12 million since 2007, which is unheard of. I want to do everything I can to help extend Jen’s legacy and her vision."
After three more chemo treatments Zohn will hopefully be ready to receive a stem-cell transplant from his brother, a perfect match, and end his illness
once twice and for all.
We're so glad that his treatment is going well and that he is remaining strong throughout! Good luck with the rest of it, Ethan!
[Image via WENN.]