Battle Continues for Texas Teen

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

There's discouraging word on the condition of a South Texas girl who's been the focus of a dispute between the state and her parents over her treatment.

Katie Wernecke's father says the Hodgkin's disease has aggressively returned.

In October the family's Web site reported the cancer of the lymph nodes was in remission nearly a year after a judge returned the teen to her parents to resume her treatment.

The state had seized Katie from her parents in June 2005 after they refused radiation treatments. They'd argued that chemotherapy had already killed the cancer and they feared the radiation would do more harm than good.

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