Cancer boy’s mother in court battle over radiotherapy denied time to seek alternatives
A mother embroiled in a High Court battle over her son’s cancer treatment has been denied time to consult experts on “alternative therapies”.
Sally Roberts, whose seven-year-old son Neon underwent a court-ordered operation to remove a brain tumour on Wednesday, and is doing “very well”, has refused consent for him to receive radiotherapy treatment, which she says will do long-term damage to his health.
The court heard today that Ms Roberts, 37, wanted time to consider alternative treatments offered by private doctors. A request to adjourn the case while she consulted other child-cancer experts was denied.
Mr Justice Bodey indicated that he would rule tomorrow on whether Neon should receive radiotherapy.
The alternative therapies under consideration were “experimental” and “unproven”, Victoria Butler-Cole, QC for the NHS Trust treating Neon, told the court. She said Neon’s condition would deteriorate without radiotherapy treatment.
Neon’s father, Ben Roberts, has approved radiotherapy.
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