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Survivor champion Ethan Zohn opens up on cancer (Pt 2 of 2)

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Imagine going through life knowing that you had cancer, but not knowing what you can do about. Imagine if you finally beat it, but still having to live in fear of it coming back. Ethan Zohn has experienced these feelings and more.


Ethan Zohn was the winner of the third season of the popular reality show "Survivor." In 2009 he was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer called Hodgkin's lymphoma which he has been battling and sharing openly with the public in order to inspire people to take a positive outlook on their own struggle. In the second half of the 10th episode of "SRO Conversation," Ethan Zohn goes into great detail of what it was like living with cancer; the different attitudes he had in trying to make the trying situation into something positive. "It pays to have a positive outlook," he attests. Although it was bad news to hear, Ethan muses with some reasons why it could have happened to him. "Whatever I was doing in my life, this needed to happen to get to the next point."


A must watch conversation, Ethan's incredibly human, yet positive attitude is truly inspirational. "[Making] happiness real for others is truly the greatest gift," he affirms on this episode.


You may also want to check out part 1 of this conversation where Ethan goes into greater detail about his experiences on "Survivor," and working with "Grass