Oshin Kiszko cancer treatment: Parents of 6yo Perth boy with brain tumour win court battle.

 

By Charlotte Hamlyn

The parents of a six-year-old Perth boy with brain cancer have won another court battle against his doctors to stop him having chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Oshin Kiszko was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour in late 2015.

His medical team have been fighting to step up his treatment after he showed a positive response to chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

But his parents Angela Kiszko and Adrian Strachan argued the damaging side effects were not worth Oshin’s slim chance of living a longer life.

They want him to only receive palliative care.

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The doctors took Oshin’s parents to the Family Court, which in March this year ruled Oshin should undergo chemotherapy.

The matter returned to court in May because the doctors again wanted him to have radiation treatment, however the case was adjourned after the parents gave an undertaking they would let their son continue to have chemotherapy.

Today, the court ruled Oshin be allowed to only receive palliative care.

Justice Richard O’Brien said the matter did not set a precedent for other cases involving medical treatment of a child.

This post originally appeared on ABC News.

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