Oshin Kiszko: 6yo Perth boy at centre of legal battle over cancer treatment dies

A six-year-old Perth boy who came to national prominence due to a legal battle over treatment for a rare brain tumour has died.

Oshin Kiszko underwent surgery in December 2015 after being diagnosed with cancer, and specialists recommended the boy receive follow-up chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.

But his parents, Angela Kiszko and Adrian Strachan, refused permission for the treatments, opting to pursue alternative therapies amid concerns about side effects from the radiation.

They took Oshin’s doctors to the Family Court, which earlier this year ruled Oshin should undergo chemotherapy..

Oshin’s parents remained firmly opposed to the treatment, and the case 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.

In September the court ruled Oshin be allowed to only receive palliative care.

Last week Ms Kiszko posted a tribute to her son on social media, revealing he was close to death.

This post originally appeared on ABC News.

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