Ethan Zohn’s cancer “vaporized” by radiation

Great news about Ethan Zohn’s battle with cancer: it has been “vaporized,” he tweeted, by five weeks of radiation treatment.

While he had “a clear PET Scan” and “there are now no active cancer cells in his body,” People reports, “Because his cancer has proven itself to be resurgent in the past — after three months of intense chemotherapy over the summer, cancerous growths were found in his body in the fall — his doctors still plan to move forward with a stem-cell transplant.”

That will begin within the next two weeks and involve him being hospitalized for a month. Ethan told the magazine, “With my history, its essential.” He also said the clear scan “is the best possible news I could have gotten at this stage of my journey. I honestly believe that all the positive healing vibes everyone has been sending me these past nine months have helped, so thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart.”

Survivor’s Ethan Zohn Gets Good News in His Cancer Battle [People]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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