Many women use talcum powder daily for feminine hygiene. However, this trusted household product has recently been linked to a serious form of ovarian cancer that is found in thousands of women each year. Many women use talcum powder in the genital region to keep skin dry and reduce friction that causes chafing. Unfortunately, particles of talc can potentially enter the vagina and be spread to the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. In some cases, causing ovarian cancer. Our talc lawsuit attorneys are speaking with women across the country and accepting clients.
Studies on the causal link between talcum powder usage and ovarian cancer date back to as early as 1971. In 1982, The New York Times wrote about the possible link between talc usage and ovarian cancer. The article suggests that Johnson & Johnson was aware that women might be up to three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer if they used talcum powder on or near their groin area. This was over 30 years ago! Johnson & Johnson has done nothing sine then and women are still developing cancer. Victims across the country have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company’s talcum powders can cause ovarian cancer when used near the genitals.
Women who have ovarian cancer are unlikely to experience many symptoms early on, when it is the easiest to treat. Usually, by the time the symptoms become obvious, the cancer has spread beyond just the ovaries and is affecting other organs and tissues. Once ovarian cancer has spread, it is much harder to treat. It is expected that ovarian cancer takes the lives of 14,000 women every year. Any woman who uses or has used talcum powder for feminine hygiene on a regular basis faces an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to research. The risk for developing ovarian cancer ranges from 33% to 41% higher than for women who don’t use talcum powder, depending upon the frequency and duration of use.
If you or a loved one has used Talcum Powder and was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer call us today at (855) 571-DRUG for a FREE Case Evaluation or send us an email.