CT Teen Who Appealed to Stop Chemo Treatment Now in Remission
The 17-year-old Connecticut cancer patient who went to court to fight having to undergo chemotherapy is now in remission.
Cassandra C. suffered from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but with her mother's support, she refused the doctors' advice to undergo chemotherapy.
They claimed that the chemo was "poison" and wanted to explore alternative treatments.
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that since she is a minor, Cassandra could be forced to receive the treatment.
They cited the fact that doctors gave her an 85% chance of survival with chemotherapy.
Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. explained this morning on "Fox and Friends" that her doctors say that even though she is in remission, she will still need two more rounds of chemotherapy to finish her treatment.
Johnson noted that there will be a hearing in Connecticut on this issue next Monday.
He said he's concerned that the teen will not follow through all the way on the treatment she needs.
Watch the video above to hear more from Johnson on "Fox and Friends."
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