Cassandra C., the cancer patient resisting chemotherapy, does not have the right or maturity to refuse life-saving medical treatments, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. She will continue to receive chemotherapy and remain in state custody.
The probability of being diagnosed with cancer over the course of one’s lifetime is about making it very likely. At present, many forms of cancer have a viable treatment option. However, cancer treatment is very expensive.
WINDSOR LOCKS--The mother of the Connecticut teen with cancer who is rejecting chemotherapy is defending her daughter's decision. Fox CT first reported on the case Friday, citing court papers in which the teen is referred to as "Cassandra C.