Ethan Zohn a Survivor Fights Cancer
updated 06/01/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 06/01/2009 AT 01:00 AM EDT
"My life flashed before my eyes," says Zohn, whose father died of colon cancer when Ethan was just 14. "I was yelling and screaming." On May 15, with Morasca at his side, Zohn began a three-month chemotherapy regimen for CD20-positive Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare form of Hodgkin's disease, which can have survival rates as high as 90 percent. He vows not only to survive but thrive. "This is happening for a reason," says Zohn, who's promising to "help and inspire people" as he fights the disease. "This is the ultimate game of Survivor," he says, "and I'll come out with something worth a lot more than a million dollars."