A judge has ruled that a three-year-old cancer patient must undergo chemotherapy after authorities said his parents were refusing the medical treatment in favor of natural remedies.
Noah McAdams will have to undergo several rounds of chemotherapy over the next 28 days in conjunction with other alternative treatments, the judge ruled on Wednesday in Tampa, Florida.
His parents, Joshua McAdams, 27, and Taylor Bland-Ball, 22, had urged the judge to allow them to only treat Noah with medical marijuana and other holistic remedies instead of chemotherapy.
The judge delayed a judgement on whether Noah will be forced to complete additional chemotherapy after the court ordered 28 days.
The ruling is the latest twist in the controversial case involving Noah after he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia - cancer of the blood and bone marrow - on April 4.