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Connecticut teen Cassandra C., forced to undergo chemo, is now in remission, seeks release

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HARTFORD, Conn. (PIX11) --The Connecticut teen forced to undergo chemotherapy against her wishes is now in remission.

NBC News is reporting that 17-year-old Cassandra C., who was ordered by the state to undergo chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma, is in remission and asking to finish her treatments at home.

Cassandra has been at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford where she is undergoing her six-month chemotherapy treatments.

Cassandra was diagnosed in September and her doctors gave her an 85 percent chance of recovery with chemotherapy but told her without it she would most likely die.

She underwent two rounds of chemotherapy before running away from home to stop further treatments.

Cassandra, 17, alongside her mother Jackie Fortin, who supported her daughter's decision to refuse chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.

Cassandra, 17, alongside her mother Jackie Fortin, who supported her daughter's decision to refuse chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.

Cassandra, with the backing of her mother Jackie Fortin, refused chemotherapy, describing it as poison.

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families was given temporary custody of the teen in January.

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Her attorney, Joshua Michtom, is arguing for her to be sent home to complete the remaining treatment.

Michtom is scheduled to appear at a hearing in juvenile court March 16 to argue for Cassandra’s release from the hospital.