Cassandra C., was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma four months ago. She asked the court to allow her to make her own medical decision, which is supported by her mother. The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that she must undergo chemotherapy.
The teen girl is currently confined in a room at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, where she must receive chemotherapeutic treatment.
Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a type of cancer, which once treated well, its survival rate is quite high, up to 90.2% (5-year survival rate in the US, and up to 83.2% in the UK between the years 2003-2009 in local tumors). It is a rare disease, which frequency is 3.2 per 100,000 men, 2.4 per 100,000 women (all races) in the US. It is most common in young adults between the ages 15-34.
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