A Connecticut teenager who was ordered to undergo chemotherapy will have to remain in the hospital until the final round of treatment is completed, a local court ruled on Thursday.
The teenager, “Cassandra C,” was denied a motion to visit home after lawyers for child services argued she posed a continuing flight risk, CNN reports.
The 17-year-old made headlines earlier this year when she and her mother mounted a legal defense to refuse treatment, arguing that the chemicals posed a greater threat than the cancer itself. Medical experts disagreed, and the Connecticut supreme court temporarily placed the teenager under the custody of child services.
The teenager is in remission and is expected to receive her final phase of chemotherapy toward the end of April.
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