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Ethan Zohn: I'm Still Living 'Fulfilled Life' with Cancer | Ethan Zohn

Ethan Zohn: I'm Still Living 'Fulfilled Life' with Cancer

Originally posted 11/02/2011 06:30PM

When former Survivor winner Ethan Zohn first learned that his Hodgkin's lymphoma had returned, "I was just angry," he tells PEOPLE. "I was scared that I was going to die."

"I felt like defeated almost because I was back in action," Zohn continues.

Zohn and girlfriend of eight years, Jenna Morasca, who also won Survivor, had recently competed on The Amazing Race and we were working on their own TV show, Everyday Health, as well as book deals.

"My life was going like how I envisioned it," he says.

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Ethan Zohn's Cancer Returns | Ethan Zohn

Ethan Zohn's Cancer Returns

Originally posted 11/02/2011 12:30PM

Even as he was enjoying his 20th month of remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma, Ethan Zohn worried about a relapse.

"I don't want fear or cancer to define me, but it's always in the back of your mind," the former Survivor winner tells PEOPLE in a new interview.

His fears were confirmed on Sept. 14, when doctors told him the cancer had returned in his chest.

"It's localized in my lung area," Zohn, 37, says. "But it's good that it's not all over my body."

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Survivor Winners: What Went Wrong on The Amazing Race

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Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca Explain Amazing Race Elimination

Originally posted 10/04/2011 12:15PM

Both Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca have won the title of sole Survivor, but another $1 million prize eluded the couple when they were eliminated Sunday from The Amazing Race.

Zohn and Morasca, who have been dating for eight years, decided to attempt the challenge of racing around the world after Zohn successfully battled cancer. But after misinterpreting a clue on the second leg of the race, the couple were eliminated in the show's first-ever double elimination.

Now in Los Angeles filming their new show Everyday Health, Zohn and Morasca spoke with PEOPLE about traveling around the world together and explained the costly blunder that caused their demise.

Before the Race you both mentioned that having won Survivor could work against you. Did it?
Jenna: I thought it would more than Ethan did because I tend to be more evil when it comes to planning game stuff like that. I though, "They're going to use it against us." But it wasn't as big of a deal as I made it out to seem. It's not like Survivor.
Ethan: When you're racing, you're just with your partner against the elements. It's not like teams can gang up on you and create an alliance and force you out in any way. Everyone is doing their own thing.

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Ethan Zohn Jogging Through Post-Cancer Life with a Full Head of Hair – Again | Ethan Zohn, Jenna Morasca

Ethan Zohn Jogging Through Post-Cancer Life with a Full Head of Hair – Again

Originally posted 09/11/2010 03:45PM

Now that Ethan Zohn's rare form of Hodgkin's lymphoma is in remission, the former Survivor contestant is savoring every healthy moment, and even took a triumphant run past the hospital where he spent months fighting for his life.

"I just – for the first time ever – jogged past the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City," Zohn told PEOPLE at the Stand Up to Cancer telecast in L.A. Friday, "and that was a big moment for me."

A robust-looking Zohn, once again sporting the trademark dark curls he lost after chemotherapy treatments, said the experience was exhilarating. "When I left that hospital on Jan. 12, 2010, I couldn't even walk," he said. "I had to be taken out in a wheelchair. So to be able to run by there, healthy, that was the best feeling in the world!"

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Survivor's Ethan Zohn's Cancer Is in Remission | Ethan Zohn

Survivor's Ethan Zohn's Cancer Is in Remission

Originally posted 05/15/2010 01:30PM

Ever since he first started treatments for a rare form of Hodgkin's Disease last year, Survivor: Africa winner Ethan Zohn has documented his journey in video on PEOPLE.com. He and girlfriend Jenna Morasca, winner of Survivor: Amazon, have been grateful for the support of those tracking his progress – and are thrilled they have some good news to share.

"A few weeks ago, we got his first clean CT scan," says Morasca. "Now we can officially call him 'in remission.' We were so nervous for this test because good news on this test meant we could start our lives again."

The couple had been down this road before.

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Ethan Zohn Returning Home From Hospital | Ethan Zohn

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Ethan Zohn Returning Home From Hospital

Originally posted 01/10/2010 03:05PM

More than 200 former contestants celebrated the 10th anniversary of Survivor Saturday, but one alum couldn't make it – Ethan Zohn, undergoing what he hopes is the last of the treatments for cancer.

"He's somehow become, to me, our star, who represents the good, the bad and the struggle, everything about Survivor," said host Jeff Probst.

Zohn's girlfriend, Jenna Morasca, winner of the Amazon season, swept in for the event at CBS's studios in Los Angeles. "I've literally come in on the latest flight and will go home on the earliest flight," she says. "It's hard to be away."

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Tearful Jenna Quits 'All-Stars'

Originally posted 02/13/2004 11:16AM

What began as a rather dramatic episode on "Survivor: All-Stars" ended on a sad note, as tearful Mogo Mogo team member Jenna Morasca bowed out the game to return home to spend time with her mother, who was battling cancer.

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