x
Breaking News
More (4) »

Spokane's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Spokane, Washington | KREM.com

Judge rules 13-year-old Oregon cancer patient Kylee Dixon will have surgery after second tumor found

The state of Oregon took custody of Kylee this summer after her mom failed to follow a court order to bring her daughter in for prescribed medical treatment.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A judge ruled that 13-year-old Kylee Dixon will have surgery to treat her cancer despite her mother's fight to stop it.

The state of Oregon took custody of Kylee this summer after her mom failed to follow a court order to bring her daughter in for prescribed medical treatment.

Instead, her mother wanted to seek alternative treatments, including CBD oil.

According to the Department of Human Services, Kylee's status was moved to a medical emergency last week when a second tumor was discovered.

Her mom put in a request to delay the treatment but a judge denied that yesterday.

Kylee's surgery is scheduled for sometime next week.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE

Oregon temporarily withdraws request for surgery on 13-year-old cancer patient (Oct. 4)

'They are going to drag me to the hospital': 13-year-old cancer patient fights against planned surgery (Sept. 23)

Medical kidnapping or saving her life? A 13-year-old with cancer is caught in the middle (July 29)