Can Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
Talcum Powder lawsuit was recently won by a woman who claimed that Talcum Powder gave her ovarian cancer. The woman passed away from ovarian cancer but, the findings were convincing enough for the jury to offer a 72 million dollar settlement.
Ovarian Cancer From Talcum Powder?
Ovarian cancer from Talcum Powder is a fatal disease in which talc particles and cancer cells are found in the ovaries. An ovary is one of two small, almond-shaped organs located on each side of the uterus that store eggs or germ cells and produce female hormones estrogen and progesterone. The talc particles caused cancer cells in the ovaries begin to grow out of control.
Did You Use Talcum Powder On Your Pelvic Area For Decades?
Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline wants you to know that if you used Talcum Powder, either Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower To Shower, on or around your pelvic area, on condoms,or sanitary napkins for years your ovarian cancer may be the result of these particles traveling and sitting in the fallopian turbes and ovaries. There is an established link and women have been filing lawsuits and winning.
If you have a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and believe there is a link contact us to learn more about the Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder lawsuits.
Ovarian Cancer Statistics
Ovarian cancer rates are highest in women aged 55-64 years. This is the exact age group that would have used Talcum powder for years. Back then Johnson and Johnson had those catchy jingles promoting their product touting Johnson’s Baby Powder as “safe, gentle and mild.” But they knew for decades that it posed a high risk of ovarian cancer among women who use it on their genitals.
The Numbers Are Outstanding
Number of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The number of new cases of ovary cancer was 11.9 per 100,000 women per year. The number of deaths was 7.5 per 100,000 women per year. These rates are age-adjusted and based on 2009-2013 cases and deaths. Ovarian cancer is one of the most fatal malignancies affecting women. In 2009 it is estimated that 21,550 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the USA and 14,600 will die of the disease. The National Institute of Cancer estimates that each woman has a 1 in 71 chance of developing the disease in her lifetime.
What Is The Lifetime Risk of Developing Ovarian Cancer?
Approximately 1.3 percent of women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer at some point during their lifetime, based on 2010-2012 data. So many of these woman used Talcum Powder products as a daily routine. In 2013, there were an estimated 195,767 women living with ovary cancer in the United States
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
Persistent abdominal bloating, indigestion or nausea
Changes in appetite, often a loss of appetite or feeling full sooner
Feelings of pressure in the pelvis or lower back
Needing to urinate more frequently
Changes in bowel movements
Increased abdominal girth
Feeling tired or low energy
It appears that the talcum powder particles can travel to the ovaries when used on the pelvic area and sit there for years. Over time the constant irritation results in cancer producing cells.
If you believe that you or a loved one’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer is due to years of using Talcum powder.