September 14, 2007
The Virginia teenager who won a court battle against the state to stop undergoing chemotherapy for his cancer says his cancer is now in remission.
Seventeen-year-old Starchild Abraham Cherrix has been undergoing radiation treatments over the past year, and both he and his doctor say the lymphatic cancer is gone.
Dr. Arnold Smith, a radiation oncologist in Mississippi, says tests show the final tumor in Cherrix's body, a nickel-sized mass in his right lung, appears to be gone.
The teenager now lives with his mother and four younger siblings in Floyd. They moved there in May from the Eastern Shore. He refused to continue chemotherapy treatments last year after they made him sick. The state charged his parents with neglect, then worked out an agreement with his lawyers to allow the teen to undergo alternatives to chemo.
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