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Old 08-23-2016, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Not true in all cases. Many tests can confirm cancer.
Nope. Too many things can look like cancers that aren't. Even imaging studies can be suspicious for cancer but not proof. The only way you can know for sure whether you have ovarian cancer or not is to biopsy or remove the ovary.
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Old 08-24-2016, 02:36 AM
 
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Yes, my mom turned down chemo treatment for lung cancer. It was her decision. We all respect that.
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:36 AM
 
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Her major support was her Mother who was taken away from her. "Medical Professionals" were going to take the place of her Mother? Not happening. You medical professionals cannot take the place of family as much as you think you can.
Actually her major "accomplice" in support of quackery and illogical decision making was her alleged "mother"

You "non medical professionals" may live in some alternate universe where "family" is always supportive and nurturing.....apparently this alternate universe is far away from the real world where child abuse and neglect are not uncommon...

There are 3 central facts to this case....

1. Hodgkins lymphoma is a near certain death sentence left untreated....less than 10% survival rate without treatment within 2 years....and no there is NO EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT

2. Treatment of Hodgkins lymphoma with chemotherapy has a ridiculously high rate of cure compared to almost any other cancer, refusal of treatment on behalf of one's child should rightly be considered "abuse of neglect"

3. In Connecticut, Cassandra was considered a minor until age 18. The case went to the CT Supreme Court and they ruled in favor of forced treatment for this minor child. A necessary step as the "mother" was incapable of making a rational decision to help her daughter...
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:41 AM
 
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Yes, my mom turned down chemo treatment for lung cancer. It was her decision. We all respect that.
The discussion at hand has nothing to do with an adult choosing treatment or not....

The discussion is about a minor child having the right to decline treatment for cancer that has a very high cure rate if treated but near certain death sentence left untreated..

No one is arguing that an adult with a terminal illness should have to undergo unnecessary or unwanted treatment....or even potential life saving treatment in the same circumstances if that is their choice.

The argument is really about the rights of a minor child and her clueless mother to choose death over life...

If we wouldn't allow a "mother" to "choose" not to feed her child or allow her to beat her child why should we as a society allow a mother to "choose" death for her child if there is an alternative?
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Old 08-27-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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Actually her major "accomplice" in support of quackery and illogical decision making was her alleged "mother"

You "non medical professionals" may live in some alternate universe where "family" is always supportive and nurturing.....apparently this alternate universe is far away from the real world where child abuse and neglect are not uncommon...

There are 3 central facts to this case....

1. Hodgkins lymphoma is a near certain death sentence left untreated....less than 10% survival rate without treatment within 2 years....and no there is NO EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT

2. Treatment of Hodgkins lymphoma with chemotherapy has a ridiculously high rate of cure compared to almost any other cancer, refusal of treatment on behalf of one's child should rightly be considered "abuse of neglect"

3. In Connecticut, Cassandra was considered a minor until age 18. The case went to the CT Supreme Court and they ruled in favor of forced treatment for this minor child. A necessary step as the "mother" was incapable of making a rational decision to help her daughter...
The bottom line is that Cassandra is almost 19 and an adult. Her cancer is not in remission. She has chosen an Alternative Method of treatment.

"I guess I am in the 15% where it didn't work". Her choice now is to pursue as an adult whatever she wants. No Child Protective Services for a legal adult. She can "consult" her mother or whoever she wants as an adult.

End of story. Nobody can force her to do anything at 18 years old in 2016. Nothing you or anybody else can do about what an adult decides to do. Have a nice day.
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Old 06-12-2017, 10:43 AM
 
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Default Her disease has progressed

Now she is accepting medical treatment, after "alternative" methods predictably failed, but her prognosis is worse.

Cassandra Callender’s cancer is progressing, and the quackery didn’t stop it. Let’s hope real medicine can. – Respectful Insolence
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Old 06-12-2017, 01:05 PM
 
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Now she is accepting medical treatment, after "alternative" methods predictably failed, but her prognosis is worse.

Cassandra Callenderís cancer is progressing, and the quackery didnít stop it. Letís hope real medicine can. Ė Respectful Insolence
lol @ her setting up a gofundme account to pay for her procedure.
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Old 06-12-2017, 01:33 PM
 
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If this girl has read all about the treatments and looked up the stats about recurrence and survival rates and made an informed decision, I think she has every right to turn down the treatment being forced upon her.

Teen fighting chemo says she knows she'll die without it - CBS News


She has every right regardless of the stats. It's a big decision to put yourself through cancer treatment. It's often worse than the disease.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:42 PM
 
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She has every right regardless of the stats. It's a big decision to put yourself through cancer treatment. It's often worse than the disease.
What Cassandra is now learning is that the disease is definitely worse than the treatment. She is having trouble breathing as the tumors are taking over her lungs.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:01 PM
 
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She has every right regardless of the stats. It's a big decision to put yourself through cancer treatment. It's often worse than the disease.
Absolutely true.
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