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Women Concerned Over Talcum Powder Cancer Risk
Almost 63% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer report regularly sprinkling themselves with talcum powder according to researchers in Cancer Epidemiology. Its effectiveness at eliminating odor and moisture make it a popular product for hygienic use, often on a daily basis.
The correlation between ovarian cancer and regular application of talcum powder to a woman’s genital area has become clear, prompting numerous talcum powder lawsuits. The stress, trauma, anger, and confusion that follow a cancer diagnosis is compounded by the realization that ordinary use of an everyday product may have been a major contributing factor.
These feelings are further exacerbated by the knowledge that this link was known to talcum powder manufacturers many years prior to it being made known to the public. As a result, women have used talcum powder as advertised for years, unaware that it increased their risk of developing ovarian cancer.
A simple warning label outlining the risks of cancer would have alerted many women to this life altering cancer-talc connection and potentially avoided their use of the product in vulnerable areas. Manufacturers are being held to account for not disclosing this known risk. Juries have recently awarded significant damages to women (and the surviving families of women) diagnosed with cancer who used talcum powder products.
Although the risk of talc-related ovarian cancer is greater among African-American women, women of all races and ethnicities are at risk. Symptoms you should pay attention to include:
- an increase in the girth of your abdomen
- pain, pressure or discomfort in your pelvis or lower back
- urinary frequency
- changes in your appetite
If you experience these symptoms for 3 or more days every week, it is recommended that you consult a doctor immediately. If you’ve already received a cancer diagnosis and want to explore the role talcum powder may have played in causing or contributing to that diagnosis, contact Baron & Budd online or call us at 866-747-1424 for a no obligation, confidential consultation.