Cervical cancer jab girl died from unrelated chest tumour as researcher calls vaccine plan a ‘mass experiment’

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By Daniel Martin and David Derbyshire
Last updated at 4:31 PM on 01st October 2009

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Teenager Natalie Morton died from a malignant tumour in her chest and not from a reaction to the cervical cancer jab, it was revealed today.

Deputy coroner for Coventry Louise Hunt told Natalie’s parents that the current indication was that the vaccine was not a contributing factor in her death.

Opening and adjourning the inquest at Coventry Magistrates’ Court, she said: ‘It appears that Natalie died from a tumour in her chest which had spread to her heart and her lungs’.

Natalie, 14, collapsed less than two hours after being given a cervical cancer vaccination at Coventry’s Blue Coat Church of England School on Monday.

Natalie Morton

Unrelated: Natalie Morton collapsed an hour after receiving the cervical cancer jab, but died from an unrelated malignant tumour in her chest

Pathologist Alexander Kolar told the inquest that Natalie’s chest was “heavily infiltrated” by a tumour that had extended to the left lung.

The growth had compressed Natalie’s aorta and pulmonary artery, shutting off the blood supply to her entire body and causing her to collapse.

He said: “It was so severe that death could have arrived at any time.”

Natalie’s mother Elaine Bullock and stepfather Andrew Bullock, paid tribute the 14-year-old outside the court.

They said she was a ‘kind and fun-loving teenager with a beautiful smile’.

Mr Bullock said: ‘Natalie was a wonderful daughter, sister and granddaughter.

‘She was kind, fun-loving and had a beautiful smile. Natalie had a strong personal faith in God. We know that she has gone to heaven to be with her saviour, Jesus’.

He added: ‘We now know that Natalie’s death was the result of a serious underlying medical condition and most probably nothing to do with the vaccine that she had at school on Monday’.

The findings come as the cervical cancer vaccination programme was branded a ‘public health experiment’ by a senior researcher who helped develop the drug.

Dr Diane Harper – one of the world’s leading cervical cancer experts – said health officials and drug firm bosses were exaggerating the jab’s benefits.

And she claimed parents were not being properly warned about the ‘small but potentially adverse’ risks of Cervarix and other vaccines.

But health officials, cancer charities and scientific experts all insist the programme is safe and urged parents and schools not to panic.

Under the Government’s cervical cancer programme, Cervarix is being offered to girls between 12 and 18.

It works against two strains of HPV – a sexually transmitted virus that causes 70 per cent of cervical cancer cases.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.