CA 125 Blood Test For Ovarian Cancer |Ovarian Cancer Helpline

How Can I Find Out If I Have Ovarian Cancer?

I Used Talcum Powder Products For Years. I heard lawyers are filing Talcum Powder lawsuits for women and have won for the ovarian cancer they got from these products.

Recent studies suggest a strong link between using Talcum powder on the female genital area and a high risk for ovarian cancer. The talcum powder, baby powder, shower to shower powder particles can travel and settle in the ovaries where they remain for years. The constant irritation causes cancer cells to grow. Many studies show talcum powder particles in ovarian biopsy results.

If you used talcum powder products in your pelvic area for years you should consider being screened for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer and when it is found it is usually too late.

A CA 125 blood test can help determine if you have ovarian cancer. The link between talcum powder products and ovarian cancer has been suspected for years. There were many studies from reliable sources showing an increase in risk from Talcum powder use. These risks were kept hidden as fancy slogans and  marketing promoted the product.

A CA 125 test measures the amount of the protein CA 125 (cancer antigen 125) in your blood. A CA 125 test may be used to monitor certain cancers during and after treatment. In some cases, a CA 125 test may be used to look for early signs of ovarian cancer in women with a very high risk of the disease.

20% of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage. When ovarian cancer is found early at a localized stage, about 94% of patients live longer than 5 years after diagnosis.

If you used Talcum powder products for years see your doctor to discuss early screening for ovarian cancer.

Your doctor may suggest:

Imaging tests, such as ultrasound or CT scans, of your abdomen and pelvis. TVUS is a test that uses sound waves to look at the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries by putting an ultrasound wand into the vagina.
The mentioned blood test, which can detect a protein (CA 125) found on the surface of ovarian cancer cells.
Surgery to remove a tissue sample and abdominal fluid to confirm a diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

If you or a loved has a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and you believe that decades of using Talcum Powder is the cause contact the Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline today. Speak to our medical social to learn  about the current lawsuits being filed  and the Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower To Show and the link to ovarian cancer. If you are still using these products  you may want to switch to a natural product like cornstarch.