08 January, 2015
Teenager with cancer fighting to stop medical treatment - The Week
Teenager with cancer fighting to stop medical treatment - The Week: Known as "Cassandra C." in court papers, the teenager has Hodgkin lymphoma. Doctors say her survival rate is 80-85 percent with chemotherapy, and she will die without it. Cassandra says she believes chemo is "poison," and wants to discontinue treatment. Her mother, Jackie Fortin, supports her decision, telling NBC News: "My daughter does not want to poison her body. This is her constitutional right as a human being."