Oregon court orders girl, 13, to undergo cancer surgery after taking away custody from her mother

Mail Online | 8/20/2019 | Mary Kekatos Health Reporter For Dailymail.com
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An Oregon court has ordered a 13-year-old girl with a rare liver cancer to undergo surgery after her mother ran away with her and tried to treat her with unproven CBD oil 'therapy'.

Kylee Dixon, of Wilsonville, was diagnosed with undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma in March 2018 and doctors recommended she be treated with chemotherapy and surgery.


Without these treatments, they said she would die.

Her mother, Christina, 35, claimed the traditional treatments weren't working, but that a mix of herbs, vitamins and CBD oil shrunk the tumor by 90 percent - despite no evidence suggesting that any of these methods are effective.

Run - Kylee - Days - June - Nevada

She went on the run with Kylee for seven days in June before they were found in Nevada and the teenager was turned over to the custody of the state.

Dixon turned herself into police after a warrant was issued for her arrest and she was charged with custodial interference and criminal mistreatment last week.

Monday - Attorney - Oregon - Department - Justice

On Monday, an attorney from the Oregon Department of Justice said Kylee is ordered to attend a doctor's appointment this week to plan her upcoming surgery, reported KGW 8.

Kylee was rushed to Providence Portland Medical Center in February 2018 after she complained that she was in extreme pain, according to KGW 8.

Doctors - Mass - Liver - Kylee

Doctors discovered she had a mass on her liver that had ruptured, causing Kylee to internally bleed.

She was diagnosed in March with undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma, a rare liver cancer that mostly occurs in children.

Scientists - Unsure - Cancer - Cells - Fetus

Scientists are unsure of what causes the cancer, but know that the cancerous cells grow early in a fetus's development.

Symptoms often include a swollen stomach, belly pain, nausea and vomiting, fever, diarrhea or a loss of appetite.

Cancer - Percent - Percent - Liver - Cancers

The cancer accounts for between two percent and 15 percent of all liver cancers, according to the National Cancer Institute.

The five-year-survival rate is 92 percent for those...
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