Teen who tried to refuse chemotherapy treatments in court is now cancer free

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HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut teen who tried to refuse chemotherapy treatments in court is now cancer free.

“Cassandra C,” as she’s named in court papers, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last year.  She took her case to court when the Department of Children and Families forced her to undergo treatment.

She believed the treatment would do even more damage to her body.

The Supreme Court handed down a decision in the case saying she was too young and immature to make the decision for herself, despite her mother’s support.

Now, after receiving chemotherapy her cancer is in remission, according to WTIC.

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