An Oregon mother who was ordered to stop treating her daughter’s liver cancer with unproven CBD oil ‘therapy’ and return the girl to chemo – after they went on the run – has turned herself in to police.
Christina Dixon, 35, of Wilsonville, was charged with custodial interference and criminal mistreatment on Thursday morning, reported KGW 8.
After she failed to bring her 13-year-old daughter, Kylee, to a scheduled surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from her liver in June, a court order was issued demanding Christina turn Kylee over to state care.
Dixon has insisted that Kylee’s 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.
She went on the run with Kylee for seven days before they were found in Nevada and the teenager was turned over to the custody of the state.
A warrant was issued for Dixon’s arrest last month before she voluntarily turned herself in.
Doctors say that if Kylee doesn’t receive chemotherapy or surgery soon to treat her cancer, she will die.
Christina Dixon, 35, Wilsonville, Oregon, turned herself in to police on Thursday after losing a bid to treat her daughter’s cancer with alternative methods. She was charged with custodial interference and criminal mistreatment. Pictured: Dixon with her daughter, left, and in her booking photo, right
Kylee Dixon, 13, was diagnosed with Undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma, a rare liver cancer, in March 2018. Pictured: Kylee, in bed, with her mother
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 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 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.
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 who are treated with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy.
Kylee began undergoing grueling chemotherapy at Oregon Health and…