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Tags: Cancer | teenager | refusing | chemo | cancer

Teenager Fighting for Right to Refuse Chemo

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 03:01 PM

A 17-year-old girl is fighting the state of Connecticut for her right not to undergo chemotherapy treatment.

The young woman, identified only as Cassandra, ran away from home in November after undergoing two chemotherapy treatments for Hodgkins lymphoma, The Daily News reports. 
 
Now, she’s in state custody and being forced to undergo the treatment she is vehemently against “for all the reasons you might imagine,” Michael Taylor, who represents Cassandra’s mother, Jackie Fortin, told ABC News.
 
“Right now she has been backed up against a wall,” Fortin told NBC Connecticut. “She has always — even years ago — said that if she was diagnosed with cancer, she would not put poison into her body.”
 
The Connecticut State Supreme Court will hear the case’s two sides on Jan. 8.

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A young woman is fighting the state of Connecticut for her right not to undergo chemotherapy treatment. The teen ran away from home in November after undergoing two chemotherapy treatments for Hodgkins lymphoma.
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