Connecticut teen with cancer battles state to stop chemo

January 6, 2015 8:01 PM

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Connecticut teen with cancer battles state to stop chemo

HARTFORD, Conn. - A 17-year-old girl with cancer is in an unprecedented legal battle with the state of Connecticut after the Department of Children and Families removed her from her home and forced the teen to receive chemotherapy.

CBS Connecticut reports that the girl, identified in court papers as "Cassandra C.," was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in September. Doctors recommended she receive chemotherapy. However, the teen refused treatment and her mother supported her daughter's decision, prompting the state's Departmen...

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