Update on Teen Undergoing Alternative Cancer Treatment
I noted earlier that a teen in Virginia wanted to forgo the traditional chemo therapy for his Hodgkin’s disease and opt for an alternative medicine approach. A judge then intervened and ordered Starchild Abraham Cherrix to undergo chemo therapy. Well, now that the two sides have worked out an agreement and Cherrix will be allowed to skip chemo therapy.
Hopefully, Cherrix will be cured, but as I noted these alternative cures are often a death sentence for those who opt for them. The family and social workers for social services arrived at a consent decree where Cherrix would agree to be treated by an oncologist of his choice who was board certified in radiation therapy as well as being interested in alternative treatements.