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Cassandra C, Teen Forced to Undergo Chemo, Is Ready to Head Home

A 17-year-old Connecticut girl forced by the courts to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer has finished that treatment and says she expects to be released from the hospital.

The teen, identified only as Cassandra C, tells The Associated Press that she is being released from the Connecticut Children's Medical Center on Monday.

Doctors say her Hodgkin lymphoma, diagnosed in September, is in remission. Cassandra posted photos Friday after having the ports used to administer the chemo removed from her body.

Cassandra and her mother initially refused the treatment, prompting the state Department of Children and Families to step in.

The case went to the state Supreme Court, which ruled in January that Connecticut wasn't violating Cassandra's rights by forcing her to undergo chemotherapy.

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