An Oregon judge canceled a 13-year-old girl with a rare liver cancer after her mother ran away with her and tried to treat her with unproven CBD oil & # 39; therapy & # 39 ;.
Kylee Dixon, from Wilsonville, was diagnosed with undifferentiated embryonic sarcoma in March 2018, and doctors advised that she should be treated with chemotherapy and surgery.
Without these treatments, they said they would die.
Her mother, Christina, 35, claimed that traditional treatments did not work, but that a blend of herbs, vitamins, and CBD oil shrank the tumor by 90 percent – despite no evidence suggesting that one of these methods is effective.
She fled with Kylee for seven days in June before they were found in Nevada and the teenager was turned over to state custody – and Christina returned in August.
The state had planned surgery to remove the tumor on Friday, but that was stopped by the judge.
KGW 8 reported that Judge also authorized Christina to withdraw from an agreement she had concluded that gave Oregon control over Kylee's treatment.
A judge has stopped a state-ordered operation for Kylee Dixon, 13, in Wilsonville, Oregon, which officials say is needed to treat her rare liver cancer. Pictured: Kylee, left, with her mother
Last month, her mother, Christina Dixon, 35, reported herself to the police after losing an attempt to treat her daughter's cancer with alternative methods. She was accused of deprivation of liberty and criminal mistreatment. Pictured: Dixon with Kylee, on the left and in her booking photo on the right
The judge also allowed Christina to withdraw from an agreement she had concluded that gave Oregon control over Kylee's treatment. Image from KOIN
Kylee was rushed to Providence Portland Medical Center in February 2018 after complaining that she was in extreme pain, KGW 8.
Doctors discovered that she had a liver mass that was torn, causing Kylee to bleed internally.
In March she was diagnosed with undifferentiated embryonic sarcoma, a rare liver cancer that occurs primarily in children.
Scientists are not sure what causes the cancer, but know that cancer cells grow early in the development of a fetus.
Symptoms are often a swollen abdomen, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, fever, diarrhea and loss of appetite.
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 treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.
Kylee began undergoing heavy chemotherapy at Oregon Health and Science University – which Dixon said it was hard to watch.
& # 39; The best way I can describe it is as if my child was in death row, & # 39; she said to KGW 8. & # 39; Every time you feel your child's life literally taken away. & # 39;
After six months, Dixon convinced doctors to fire Kylee so that she could take her home, and then she started to turn to alternative medicine.
Dixon treated Kylee with a mix of vitamin herbs and pure CBD oil, which she said reduced her daughter's tumor by 90 percent.
A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2017, it was found that cancer patients treated with alternative medicines only had a 250 percent higher risk of death than patients who opted for standard care.
On June 6, Kylee and her mother did not show up for a planned operation,
The next day, the state intervened and the Clackamas County Circuit Court ordered Kylee to collect and demanded that she be detained with the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Kylee (photo) underwent six months of chemotherapy at Oregon Health and Science University before Dixon brought her home
Dixon treated her daughter's cancer with herbs, vitamins and CBD oil and claimed that the tumor was reduced by 90 percent. After failing to bring Kylee in for a planned operation in June, a court order was issued demanding that Kylee be handed over to state custody. Pictured, left and right: Kylee in the hospital
& # 39; The mother has opted to treat childhood cancer exclusively with CBD oil, which is not a medically recognized treatment for the disease with which the child has been diagnosed & # 39 ;, District Lawyer Christine Landers, Clackamas County, wrote in court, documents viewed by KGW 8.
& # 39; (It) will not have efficacy in treating the child's cancer, and the child's medical team and pediatric oncology specialists have stated that the child will die of the disease without further treatment, which is a risk of damage for the child. & # 39;
Dixon fled with her daughter and the Wilsonville police sent an advice asking for help finding Kylee.
Three days later the couple's mother and daughter were found at the Longhorn Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Kylee was taken into pre-trial detention, but her mother was not arrested at the time because there were & # 39; no probable causes & # 39 ;.
Dixon and her supporters called the state decision & # 39; medical abduction & # 39 ;.
Dixon fled with her daughter before they were traced in Nevada and Kylee was placed with a foster family. Pictured: Kylee, left, with her mother
The next hearing on the state-ordered operation is on 4 October. Pictured: Kylee, left, with her mother
Nearly four in ten Americans believe that alternative therapies can cure cancer by themselves, despite a lack of scientific evidence, according to a 2018 survey from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
And the American Cancer Society recommends using alternative treatments only as a supplement to traditional methods.
Kylee has reportedly said she does not want to undergo surgery and wants to resume with CBD oil – from which she had been taken.
Last month, a judge ruled that employees in the state of child welfare can make medical decisions for Kylee instead of Dixon.
& # 39; I am not a doctor, & # 39; said Judge Heather Karabeika, according to Oregon Live. & # 39; I let medical professionals deal with what they think is most appropriate, given their experience and knowledge. & # 39;
Dixon reported to the police in August and was charged with custody and criminal abuse. She has since been released.
The next hearing will take place on October 4.
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