Jodi Jacobson

16-Year-Old Girl Dies of Cancer After Being Refused Treatment for 3 Weeks Due to Pregnancy

A pregnant 16-year-old in the Dominican Republic died from complications of leukemia, according toCNN. The young woman was forced to wait nearly three weeks to begin chemotherapy to treat her disease as hospital officials initially refused to treat her fearing it could terminate her pregnancy. In the end she lost her life and the pregnancy, and may have died because of the delay in her treatment.

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