Nick Cannon Shares The Reason He Chose Not Treat Son’s Cancer With Chemotherapy

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Nick Cannon’s has spoken out about why he chose not to treat his son’s cancer with chemotherapy.

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It comes after his son’s passing earlier this month.

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Scroll on to find out what he said.

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Now, Nick Cannon is notorious for a lot of things.

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Throughout his career, he’s managed to try out many different stints which have earned him a pretty impressive resume.

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From hosting, to acting, to stand-up gigs… the man seems to have done it all.

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But there’s something else he’s pretty well known for…

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And that’s having a lot of kids.

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And the whole thing’s a little complicated.

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His love life has certainly been a rollercoaster.

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And which partner to better to start off with than the Queen of Pop herself, Mariah Carey.

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Cannon’s relationship with Carey was very public, with both of them being extremely loved-up throughout their time together.

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They even have twins together, Monroe and Moroccan, aged ten.

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But in 2012, the couple called it quits in what Carey described to be a “tough” split…

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Wherein both parties spent a lot of time hashing things out with divorce lawyers.

But thankfully, they remained friends in the end.

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Cannon quickly moved on, being linked with women such as Jessica White and Brittany Bell.

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And the comedian went on to have 2 children with the latter, a son called Golden and very recently, a daughter named Powerful Queen.

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But this is where things get a little sticky.

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It was reported that Cannon was seeing 3 women, after stating he doesn’t believe in monogamy. 

“I think I’ll never be able to be with just one woman again,” he said during an episode of the podcast ExpediTIously.

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And he stayed true to his word, because during that time, it was reported he was seeing DJ Abby De La Rosa, model Lanisha Cole, and Brittany Bell.

However, he recently welcomed a child into the world with partner Alyssa Scott.

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Sadly, he and Alyssa suffered a tremendous loss this month…

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He announced that their 5-month-old son, Zen, passed away, sharing the final moments he spent with him.

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He opened up on The Nick Cannon Show, explaining that Zen was suffering from a brain cancer called hydrocephalus…

“I always noticed he had a cough, and so I wanted to check it out,” he explained. “He had this interesting breathing, and by the time he was two months, I noticed he had this nice-sized head too β€” a Cannon head.

“We didn’t think anything of it. But I wanted to take him to the doctor for his sinus and breathing. We thought it would be routine.”

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However, it was a lot worse than they previously thought. Doctors informed the couple that Zen actually had fluid build up in his brain…

And a malignant tumor.

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He was immediately taken into surgery to release the pressure in his brain…

Although, in November things took a turn for the worst. “Thanksgiving, we had an interesting turn,” Nick said, tearing up. “And things just sped up. The tumor began to grow a lot faster. And so we knew that time was…”

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Nick made it his priority to spend as much time as possible with his son over his last remaining days, saying on his show that they took a trip to the beach, where he held baby Zen for the final time…

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“This weekend I made an effort to spend the most quality time with Zen.

“We woke up on Sunday, and I was just… I felt like I wanted to go to the water, close to the ocean. So we got a chance to go to the ocean.”

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Nick broke down in tears, adding: “I wanted to make sure I had the sun to rise and hold my son. And… Having the last… holding my son the last time…

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“It was a beautiful setting and to spend that whole day was interesting because even when I was holding my son I was still preparing my day as it normally went – to come back and come here.

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However, when he got in his car to leave, he admits he just had to turn back around and stay with his son a little longer…

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“I turned around, and not only did we get to see the sunrise, but we got to see the sunset, too.”

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Following his heartbreaking appearance, Nick received questions of why he returned to work so early.

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Speaking out on the matter, he said: “A lot of people keep asking me like, ‘Man why are you even at work?’ Especially my family members, ‘Boy you need to go sit down somewhere, you got too many jobs already.”

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“Allow yourself to just be yourself.’ And I appreciate that all of that advice and I know it comes from a place of care. But to me, this isn’t work. This is love.”

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Adding: “This is therapy for me, this is therapeutic.”

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Others also questioned why Nick chose not to treat his son’s cancer with chemotherapy.

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And now, he’s spoken out about that decision…

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Nick opened up about the decision during an interview with People.

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Recalling the news that Zen’s tumors were growing, Nick said: “We started asking, ‘Is there a way to prevent this? If not, how long do we have?

“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.”

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Nick explained that they discussed different treatments for Zen, including chemotherapy, but made the decision to not continue any.

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Nick, who has undergone chemotherapy himself, said they made the decision to focus on keeping Zen “as happy as he could possibly be.”

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Nick said that from his own experience, he knows the “pain” of having chemotherapy and didn’t want his son to “suffer.”

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“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 said.

“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.”

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