Is it right for the government to force parents to make their child have Chemo-therapy?
That is a tough issue going on right now in Minnesota. Now apparently the boy has run away with his mother somewhere. How far will the government pursue this is left to be seen, but with all the media attention it surely will erupt into some kind of feeding frenzy from all sides. Having a background in both conventional and holistic approaches to medicine, I'm not sure what to think. I know that with this type of Hodgkin's that Chemo has about a ninety percent success rate for a cure. Whether or not it can come back is another issue. On the other end of the spectrum, there has been little research done into documentation for alternative therapies. Perhaps if they could measure a percentage of success also, then the family could make a educated decision about which way to proceed. Being forced by the courts to go with conventional Chemo, I'm not sure if that is the right decision either?
I would be interested in hearing other peoples comments and feelings about this issue!