Nick Cannon Decided Not To Treat Son Zen w/ Chemo


Nick Cannon says that he turned down the opportunity for his son Zen’s brain cancer to be treated with chemotherapy.

“We started asking, ‘Is there a way to prevent this? If not, how long do we have?'” he told People magazine. “The conversations quickly turned to, ‘How can we give him the best life for the time that he does have?’ It could be weeks, it could be months, it could be years.”

Cannon says they just wanted him to have a good life. Cannon had taken chemo years back to treat his Lupus.

“We were having quality-of-life conversations,” he said. “We could have had that existence where he would’ve had to live in the hospital, hooked up to machines, for the rest of the time.”


“From someone who’s had to deal with chemotherapy before, I know that pain. To see that happen to a 2-month-old, I didn’t want that. I didn’t want him to suffer,” said Cannon.

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