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Teen Fights For Right To Pick Cancer Treatment....


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Poll: Informal poll, no fighting please, respect others opinions. As this can get controversial just answer the questions and do not post what you support and don't. (25 member(s) have cast votes)

In this case, with the child being 17, do you think he has the right to choose.

  1. Yes (22 votes [88.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 88.00%

  2. No (2 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  3. Undecided (1 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

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#16 jerseyangel

 
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:14 PM

Here's an update on this young man's story--

http://news.yahoo.co...re_us/sick_teen
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#17 AndreaB

 
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Posted 16 August 2006 - 01:25 PM

Thanks Patti! That's great news!

I had gotten an nvic update that he had a court date today, but hadn't had time to look for info. :)
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#18 KaitiUSA

 
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 05:49 PM

I think he has the right to choose. Thats pathetic that they would order him to do something he does not want. That is not the governments right
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Posted 26 August 2006 - 10:17 PM

I agree that it the cancer treatment should be a family decision. Cancer is fought by the whole family not just the individual who has the disease.

I'm a firm advocate for childhood immunisation. I watched by baby brother suffer through whooping cough. I would never willingly make a decision that could put my child at risk of suffering like he did.

When I was five my cousin who was recovering from polio, used to sleep in my room when she was she was in town for her polio checkups. Her parents used to strap her into a brace at night to help keep her limbs straight. I used to be so afraid that there would be a fire in the house and we wouldn't be able to get her out.

Because we don't see these diseases anymore and I think it could be easy to become complacent about the importance of being immunised against them.

Just my view.
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