Sick Teen Seeks Alternative Treatment

1 decade 4 years 1 month ago Friday, June 02 2006 Jun 2, 2006 Friday, June 02, 2006 4:02:46 PM CDT June 02, 2006 in News
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The case involving 15-year-old Abraham Cherrix wound up in court after he refused to go along with a doctor's plan for more chemotherapy and radiation to treat Hodgkin's disease. After three months of chemo last year, Cherrix says he doesn't like the risks or side effects, so he went to Mexico for therapy involving an organic diet and herbal supplements. The judge ordered a diagnostic X-ray before Cherrix leaves, and the teen will have to come back for a hearing on whether he can make his own medical decisions. The same judge filed a temporary order last week finding his parents neglectful, and ordering them to share custody with county social services.

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