17-year-old Cassandra Fortin has been taken from her family against her will because she refused chemotherapy.

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Jackie Fortin and her 17-year-old daughter Cassandra.

Connecticut Teen With Curable Cancer Fights to Stop Chemo

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 state of Connecticut is forcing a teenager with cancer to receive chemotherapy, a treatment she doesn't want. That has spawned an ongoing legal battle, as 17-year-old Cassandra says she deserves to make her own decisions about her life. Don Dahler sat down with the girl's mother, Jackie Fortin.

Connecticut top court rejects teen's plea to end cancer treatment - Yahoo News

For the state's child-protection agency and the cancer doctors at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, there is no debate: 17-year-old Cassandra C. will die of Hodgkin's lymphoma without chemotherapy, and the teen doesn't have the legal standing to reject the treatments on her own. But the state Supreme Court Thursday began hearing arguments from lawyers for Cassandra and her mother, Jackie Fortin, who supports her daughter's decision to reject chemotherapy treatments.

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Teen taken from mum for refusing chemo

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.

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