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Ethan Zohn Update: "Getting Stronger"
'Survivor' celebrity and philanthropist Ethan Zohn is reporting to Everyday Health that despite being relatively confined to his New York City apartment, he is gaining strength every day and his heath is improving following the three months of Adcetris treatment and the stem cell transplantation he underwent back in February.
Zohn was diagnosed with recurrent Hodgkin's lymphoma in September, and was therefore given more aggressive treatment. High dose radiation and chemotherapy knocked out his immune system and the donor immune cells he received can still reject him in a serious potential complication known as graft-versus-host disease.
Because he is growing a new immune system, "I’m really susceptible to infection and germs and something called graft-vs.-host-disease, so I’m on a pretty aggressive regimen of medicine to keep me healthy, and I have all these restrictions placed on me," he told Everyday Health.
You can read more of Zohn's chat at Everyday Health.