Chemo now in 'remission,' seeks freedom

March 10, 2015 1:45 PM

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(NBC) - A 17-year-old girl who initially refused treatment for a highly curable cancer is now in remission, and is seeking release from state custody to finish her last two months of chemotherapy at home, the teen and her lawyer said Monday.

The patient, called only Cassandra C. in court papers, has changed her mind about undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma, once seeing the drugs as "poison." She now fully intends to complete her prescribed, six-month regimen, she told NBC News.

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