Connecticut state government forces a teen girl with cancer to undergo chemotherapy

January 7, 2015 4:52 AM

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Connecticut state government forces a teen girl with cancer to undergo chemotherapy

According to Fox CT, a 17-year-old cancer patient and her mother are fighting an unprecedented legal battle with the Connecticut state government over the girl's right to say no to chemotherapy treatment.

Named as 'Cassandra C.' in court documents, the girl was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in September. Doctors at Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) recommended that she should undergo chemotherapy. The girl refused the treatment, with her mother's support, and then Connecticut's Departm...

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