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August 16, 2006

Abraham Cherrix Wins Chemotherapy Reprieve

Abraham Cherrix, the 16-year-old boy who has been fighting for his right to forgo chemotherapy in his battle against Hodgkin's disease, has been granted the right to undergo an alternative treatment (Hoxsey therapy). His family reached a settlement with state officials today, the same day they were set to go to trial. He will be able to continue the Hoxsey treatment and see a new oncologist who is open to alternative treatments. His lawyer said:

"It's a wonderful resolution. They wanted to force us back to the old doctors and force us back into chemotherapy. Now, we can move from the courtrooms to the treatment rooms, where this battle really needs to be fought."

Va. Teen Can Forgo Chemotherapy

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