(NaturalNews) Ovarian cancer never used to be much of a threat to young girls, especially girls who have not yet hit puberty and whose ovaries are still developing. But today, an increasing number of adolescent girls, including eight-year-old Natalie Cosman of Manchester, Connecticut, face what doctors are now calling ovarian germ cell tumors, or tumors that spawn unexpectedly inside young girls' reproductive egg cells.
A recent ABC News report explains that in Natalie's case, the disease began manifesting itself in the form of persistent stomach pains, symptoms that her doctors routinely dismissed as nothing more than constipation or a stomach bug. But after a while, Natalie's pains grew so severe that her parents decided to take her to the emergency room, where an ultrasound revealed that the pains were the result of a small cyst in one of Natalie's ovaries.
The diagnosis came as a shock to Natalie's parents, who were under the impression that ovarian cancers primarily occur in older women. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), after all, estimates that as few as two percent of ovarian cancers occur in girls under the age of 20 -- and only a select few of these cases, if any, occur in girls that have not yet reached puberty. But this apparently is no longer the case.
"Especially girls who haven't had their period yet, nothing should grow on their ovary," said Dr. Judith Wolf, division chief of surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center near Houston, Texas, to ABC News.
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Dr. Wolf is right, at least as far as traditional trends are concerned. But things appear to be changing, as more and more prepubescent females are developing inexplicable tumors in their reproductive organs that require aggressive surgeries and toxic chemotherapy to treat in accordance with Western medicine's guidelines for cancer treatment.
Young Sophie Fry from the U.K., also eight years old, had a similar experience with ovarian cancer that required her to undergo intense chemotherapy, as well as surgery to have her tumor and an ovary removed. Sophie is considered to be the youngest female ever in the U.K. to be stricken with this rare form of ovarian cancer. (http://www.mirror.co.uk)
Modern science claims it is unclear what causes ovarian germ cell tumors, and whether or not they are the result of genetic or environmental factors. However, elevating rates of the condition appear to directly correlate with the steady rise in the number of vaccines on the typical childhood vaccination schedule, the increased amount of hormones and antibiotics used in conventional foods, and the continued and growing use of untested genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in the food supply, all of which are linked to fertility problems and cancer.