Nick Cannon Ruled Out Chemotherapy To Treat 5-Month-Old Son’s Brain Cancer: I Didn’t Want Him To Suffer

Nick Cannon Ruled Out Chemotherapy To Treat 5-Month-Old Son’s Brain Cancer: I Didn’t Want Him To Suffer

Nick Cannon and the mother of his deceased infant son had a tough call to make in regards to the infant’s condition.

Entertainment mogul Nick CannonHis 5-month-old son, who died in December, was interviewed a little more. Zen Cannon. Baby ZenThis month, he died from brain cancer. NickA source told him that he and Zen’s mother, Alyssa ScottThey opted against chemotherapy and other treatments as they wanted their infant to be comfortable in the last days of his life.

Their difficult decision was Nick said:

“We started asking, ‘Is there a way to prevent this? If not, how long do we have?”

He continued:

“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.”

He continued:

“We were having quality-of-life conversations. 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.”

He thought back to his own experience with chemotherapy, which he uses for his lupus.

“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.”

When ZenShe was just 2-months old. NickAnd Alyssa scheduled a doctor’s appointment after noticing that his breathing was stuffy. After several tests, he was finally diagnosed with brain cancer.

Alyssa Scott

Shortly after diagnosis, ZenTo drain fluid from his skull, he had a shunt fitted. The brain tumors would only continue to grow in size.

Alyssa Scott and Zen

His condition deteriorated over the Thanksgiving holiday. On Dec. 5, ZenAt just 5-months-old, he died. He’d just spent a peaceful trip to the beach with his parents.

Nick managed to host his self-titled talk show two days after his son’s untimely passing. He tried his best to keep the tears from rolling. he announced that he’d lost Zen and explained the circumstances of his death.

Have you–or someone you know–been in a situation similar to Nick’s? Leave us a comment to let us know.