Conn. High Court Rules Cancer-Stricken Teen Who Refused Treatment Must Get It Anyway

January 8, 2015 10:18 PM

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Conn. High Court Rules Cancer-Stricken Teen Who Refused Treatment Must Get It Anyway

The cancer-stricken Connecticut teenager who was forced to undergo chemotherapy against her will must continue treatment, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday.

The court’s challenge was to decide whether 17-year-old “Cassandra C.,” as she is referred to by court papers, is mature enough to decide for herself if she wants to receive treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, which she was diagnosed with in September. Cassandra’s mother respected her wishes not to unde...

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