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Ovarian cancer resources for women who have gotten ovarian cancer from Talcum Powder. Ovarian cancer- Talcum powder lawsuits are being filed.

Fallopian Tube Cancer Connection To Ovarian Cancer

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is always searching  for helpful articles  for our readers. With so much news about Talcum Powder lawsuits we have all been wondering about the link between use of talcum powder and a diagnosis of fallopian tube cancer and ovarian cancer. There have been numerous lawsuits in the news. We are sharing this with our readers.

Evidence Points to Fallopian-tube Origins of Ovarian Cancer

It has been noted in many studies that the talc from the powder can travel thru the fallopian tubes and end up in the ovaries resulting in the dreaded disease. But, what is the link between fallopian tube cancer and ovarian cancer? The following article explores the question

Most cases of high-grade serous cancer (HSGC) ― the most lethal form of ovarian cancer ― arise from the fallopian tubes rather than the ovaries, concludes a literature review published in the April issue of Cancer Prevention Research.

“There has been a major breakthrough in our understanding of the origin of ovarian cancer with the identification of the fallopian tubes as the major source of the cancer,” commented first author Mary Daly, MD, head of the Genetics Risk Assessment Division of Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She even suggested that in the future, ovarian cancer may be described as fallopian tube cancer.

“This raises the possibility of altering our risk-reducing surgery approach, specifically, by removing the fallopian tubes first, while a woman is still premenopausal, and then removing the ovaries at the time of onset of menopause,” Dr Daly explained. “This would spare women the side effects and long-term health risks associated with early surgical menopause.”

For women with hereditary risk for ovarian cancer, such as those with BRCA1/2 mutations, the standard of care has been removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes (bilateral salpingo- oopherectomy [BSO]). Although this procedure reduces the risk for ovarian cancer, it can affect quality of life, precipitate early menopause, cause sexual dysfunction, and contribute to increased risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and all-cause mortality.
Because HSGC constitutes the most common form of ovarian cancer among women with high genetic risk, the new approach (bilateral salpingectomy with ovarian retention [BSOR]) could also have a “large impact” on ovarian cancer mortality, Dr Daly and colleagues write in the article.

BSOR could also reduce ovarian cancer risk in women at average risk for ovarian cancer who are undergoing hysterectomy for benign conditions, such as fibroids. About 600,000 women undergo hysterectomies in the United States each year. Fifteen percent of women who have had a hysterectomy develop ovarian cancer, according to background information in the article.

However, in a related editorial, Mark Greene, MD, and Phuong Mai, MD, from the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute, in Bethesda, Maryland, state, “in our view, BSOR is an investigational procedure that should not be routinely implemented in high-risk women until its risks and benefits are more clearly defined.”

The editorialists call for more research on the outcomes of such surgery, including impact on quality of life and on ovarian function. But they are pleased to see research moving the field forward. Recalling that in the past, when ovaries were removed prophylactically, the fallopian tubes were often left behind, they note that the current standard is to remove both ovaries and fallopian tubes. This latest research points to the importance of the fallopian tubes in ovarian carcinogenesis and is providing “invaluable etiologic and clinical leads that promise to refine and improve both the prevention and management of ovarian cancer,” they write.

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Alternatives To Talcum Powder

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline continues to get calls on a daily basis from women with a diagnosis of ovarian cancer seeking a Talcum Powder lawyer. The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline offers the latest news on Talcum Powder and the Talc Lawsuits. We found this article online about alternatives to talcum powder and think it will be helpful to our readers.

What Are The Alternatives To Talcum Powder?

Not all medical professionals agree that a link between baby powder and ovarian cancer exists.
The recent headlines about baby powder and its connection to ovarian cancer may raise more questions than answers. In February, a Missouri court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in damages to the family of Jackie Fox, a woman who died of ovarian cancer. The lawsuit said her death was linked to her 50-year daily habit of applying baby powder. But Johnson & Johnson insisted a correlation between talc powder and ovarian cancer has not been proven.

“The verdict goes against decades of sound science proving the safety of talc as a cosmetic ingredient in multiple products, and while we sympathize with the family of the plaintiff, we strongly disagree with the outcome,” a spokesman for the company said in a statement.

Prosecutors say Johnson & Johnson knew about the risk since the early 1980s and did not protect its customers. In fact, the first study conducted on talc powder use on female genitalia found a 92 percent increased risk for ovarian cancer with women who reported genital talc use. But still, other doctors disagree. “Several decades of medical research do not support the hypothesis that use of talcum powder causes ovarian cancer,” said Dr. Hal Lawrence, chief executive officer of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

If all this back-and-forth has you questioning your baby powder usage, fear not. There are some safe alternatives to talc powder:

Cornstarch. Found in the baking aisle of your local grocery store, cornstarch is a great natural alternative to talc. The consistency is exactly the same, so it’ll help soak up wetness just as well. Cornstarch is derived from the endosperm of a corn kernel and is often used to help thicken sauces.

Arrowroot starch or tapioca starch. Both staples in a paleo baker’s kitchen, these starches are all-natural alternatives to talc. Arrowroot is derived from several tropical South American plants. Tapioca starch is derived from the crushed-up pulp of the South American cassava plant, a woody shrub. Both are used in paleo recipes as alternatives to flour and cornstarch. If you’re using it to on your baby’s sore bottom, try this recipe with some extra ingredients to help soothe.

Baking soda. You thought sodium bicarbonate, otherwise known as baking soda, only had 100 uses. Well, here’s one more: This common pantry item can be used in place of baby powder. Some people even use it as deodorant, applying some to their underarms each morning. It can also deodorize the air. As a matter of fact, I keep one container in my pantry, one under my sink, one in my laundry room and one in the bathroom.

Oat flour. Try this if you’re looking for a slightly coarser powder than the ones mentioned above.

Commercial baby powder alternatives. These products combine the items listed above with essential oils, so the powder smells pretty nice. Just to name a few:

Burt’s Bee’s Baby Dusting Powder
Honeybee Gardens Deodorant Powder
The Honest Company Organic Baby Powder
Nature’s Baby Dusting Powder
Here’s one last reason to consider the all-natural route: Talc is poisonous when inhaled or swallowed. It can cause breathing problems, which is why the American Academy of Pediatrics urges caution when it comes to using talc powder on babies.

If you or a loved one has a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and you or they have used Talcum Powder to dry off around the genital areas for over five years it would be in your best interest to call the Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline and speak to one of our talcum powder lawyers

Talcum Powder Dangerous and They Never Told You

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline continues to keep woman updated on the news regarding the link between Talcum Powder products and ovarian cancer. We continue to be amazed and horrified as we learn again and again THEY KNEW and never told us about this link. Didn’t anyone tell them that ovarian cancer can be fatal and destroy lives. We can lose our mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, friends and women we love and care about from this fatal disease.

We found this article online written by a dermatologist and would like to share it with our readers. We will be commenting as well.

Why we should all be more careful when sprinkling the talcum powder
by MiriamStoppard
Studies have linked talc to ovarian cancer, especially if used in the genital area, and it can also act as an irritant. It may feel soft and soothing but there are health risks to talc. As a dermatologist, I’ve never been keen on talcum powder. It can accumulate in skin creases and irritate, and its particles can act as an abrasive.

I’m even less happy using talcum powder on babies whose delicate skin is much more vulnerable to damage.

There was a scare a few decades back which linked talcum powder granules to bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease .

In 1991, Welsh scientists also ­discovered particles of talc embedded in ovarian and cervical cancers.

A report out earlier this year linked the use of talc on genitals with a 44% increase in invasive ovarian cancer among African American women.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2006 also classified talcum powder as a possible human carcinogen if used in the female genital area.

But cancer is difficult to understand because it develops over a long period and can be influenced by several factors, including lifestyle, genes and environment. Talc is a natural clay mineral composed of magnesium and silicon.
Researchers have found links to ovarian cancer
Because of its softness it’s often used in cosmetic products, such as blusher, because it prevents caking and absorbs excess moisture.

It’s also added into some tablets and chewing gum. Talc residues are often found near asbestos , a known carcinogen which means manufacturers have to take strong measures to avoid contamination when it is mined.

Some women like to use the powder on their inner thighs to prevent chafing, while others sprinkle it on their underwear to stay fresh.

But in 1982, Harvard professor Dr Daniel W Cramer and his colleagues compared 215 women with ovarian cancer and 215 healthy women who served as a control group.

Women who used talcum powder were at nearly twice the risk of having ovarian cancer than non-users. Those who used it regularly on their genitals and sanitary pads were at more than three times the risk.

Why talc use might lead to cancer is not clear. Studies have shown that talc crystals can move up the genitourinary tract into the peritoneal cavity, where the ovaries are.

And because talc ­particles can set off inflammation, and inflammation plays an important role in the development of ovarian cancer – and any other cancer – could be a likely mechanism.

Now baby powder carries a warning to keep out of reach of children. And pediatricians, as well as dermatologists, discourage its use on babies, who can become ill or die after breathing in the particles.

You have been warned.

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline suggests. Cornstarch can serve the same purpose and is alot less dangerous. We continue to get calls on a daily basis from women horrified by the news of the dangers of Talcum Powder. Many have lost a loved one to ovarian cancer. Many remember having had the powder sprinkled on them as babies and have used it on their babies. The woman of America are stunned at how this household name is now a danger to their lives. If you believe your diagnosis of ovarian cancer or you have lost a loved one to this disease and it is related to daily use of Talcum Powder products we encourage you to join other woman and families in the Talcum Powder Lawsuit.

Liquid Biopsies For Earlier Ovarian Cancer Tracking

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline continues in one of  it’s missions  to offer the latest news regarding ovarian cancer. We receive dozens of calls on a daily basis from women who feel their use of Talcum Powder products has resulted in their ovarian cancer diagnosis. We continue to connect women with qualified talcum powder ovarian cancer lawyers and offer news we feel will be helpful to these women.

We found this latest news online and hope it will be helpful to our followers.

There is new news about  liquid biopsies offering  hope for earlier treatment and  better tracking of ovarian cancer.

A promising new way to monitor and treat recurrence of ovarian cancer has been identified by researchers a hard-to-detect disease that claims many lives. New research finds liquid biopsies from blood tests and DNA sequencing can detect a return of ovarian cancer long before a tumor reappears.

If you have used Talcum Powder products and suspect an ovarian cancer this may be an option to check out with your doctor.

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine have found a promising new way to monitor and treat recurrence of ovarian cancer — a hard-to-detect disease that claims many lives. New research from George Vasmatzis, Ph.D., of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic, finds liquid biopsies from blood tests and DNA sequencing can detect a return of ovarian cancer long before a tumor reappears. That could lead to earlier intervention and more effective, individualized treatment. Dr. Vasmatzis’ research on the “Quantification of Somatic Chromosomal Rearrangements in Circulating Cell-free DNA From Ovarian Cancers” is published in the July 20 edition of Scientific Reports.

“With liquid biopsies, we don’t have to wait for tumor growth to get a DNA sample,” says Dr. Vasmatzis. “This important discovery makes it possible for us detect recurrence of the disease earlier than other diagnostic methods. We can repeat liquid biopsies to monitor the progression of the cancer. That gives hope of a better treatment plan over time.”

The study was done on 10 patients in advanced stages of ovarian cancer. Blood was drawn before and after surgery. Investigators compared DNA from the liquid blood biopsies to DNA tissue samples from the tumor, using mate-pair sequencing — an inexpensive whole exome sequencing that can reveal genetic changes that contribute to tumor growth.

“In this study, the blood drawn before and after surgery and the surgical tissue was used to identify DNA fragments with abnormal junctions that can only be seen in this patient’s tumor DNA,” explains Dr. Vasmatzis. “Next-generation mate-pair sequencing was used to identify specific DNA changes of the tumor to create an individualized monitoring panel for liquid biopsy. This allows us to shape treatment to the individual patient rather than using a standard treatment that may not work for everyone.”

When post-surgery DNA matched that of the tumor, patients were later found to have had a recurrence of ovarian cancer. However, when the post-surgery DNA did not match the DNA of the tumor, patients were found to be in remission.

Ovarian cancer has one of the highest death rates of all gynecological cancers, because the tumor often cannot be detected until the late stages. Most patients go into remission after initial treatment, but the tumor returns 75 percent of the time. The next stage of ovarian cancer that develops typically does not respond to chemotherapy. More than 21,000 women in the U.S. were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 14,000 women died of the disease in 2015.

We wonder if the 1000’s of women using talcum powder products and the latest research on the link between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer has anything to do with such huge numbers. Many women have used talcum powder for years, especially in the Afro American and Hispanic community. J & J marketed their products to these women and the idea of smelling fresh and clean became a girlfriend to girlfriend positive  in smelling  “sweet and fresh like  Talcum Powder today.”

Talcum Powder- Ovarian Cancer Helpline

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline has Talcum Powder lawyers filing Talcum Powder lawsuits for women who have gotten ovarian cancer from Talcum Powder. The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline continues to report any recent news regarding the lawsuits and research regarding ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is a serious and often fatal disease and we are constantly on the look out for new and important updates that may be of interest to our followers.

We found this article and thought it might be helpful to women. This article discusses some ways to make it easier to find out if you have or are at risk for ovarian cancer.

Testing the  DNA  of a woman should identify the most effective drugs and finds out if other family members are at risk.

Fewer than a third of patients are currently tested, but the team at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London made it easier for women and increased uptake to 100%.

Experts said the findings were an important step.

The focus of testing is a set of genetic mutations which run in families called BRCA – they cause 15% of the 7,100 ovarian cancers detected in the UK each year.

Knowing if the patient is in the 15% helps improve treatment as some chemotherapy drugs are more effective against tumours caused by BRCA mutations.

And cancer drugs such as PARP inhibitors work only in women with BRCA mutations.

A tumour that is positive for BRCA is also an early warning to other family members that they may be at risk of developing ovarian, breast or prostate cancers.

‘Excellent example’
Testing currently involves getting an appointment with a separate genetics team after being diagnosed by a cancer doctor. The average wait is 12-15 weeks, the researchers say, and only a minority of women go for it.

The ICR team used advances in genetics testing – which is getting faster and cheaper – to offer screening with the original cancer doctor.

Prof Nazneen Rahman, who led the trial, told the BBC News website: “It cuts off all that time on a waiting list and extra consultation. The feedback from patients has been overwhelmingly positive.”

The results of the trial, published in the journal Scientific Reports, showed all patients had screening and got their results in a quarter of the time. It also estimated the National Health Service would save £2.6m a year if it changed the way testing was offered.

Prof Rahman added: “There would be 283 fewer cancers and 77 fewer deaths a year – it really does save lives and money.

“It’s very unusual to get a win-win all round that allows us to help more people but doesn’t cost more.”

It is likely the approach would also work for other cancers, such as those in the breast.

Prof Paul Workman, the chief executive of ICR, said: “Twenty years ago the BRCA2 gene was identified at the ICR. This study is an excellent example of how science such as this can be turned into something very practical that can improve the patient care and save lives. We hope the new model for genetic testing will be rolled out across the NHS.”

Alexandra Holden, from the charity Target Ovarian Cancer, commented: “Any improved access to genetic testing for all women with ovarian cancer is an important step.

“It is essential that all women with ovarian cancer get genetic counseling, as we know from the women with ovarian cancer we support that there can be numerous, complex implications of a test, for all the family.”

Cancer Resource Guide

The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is a source for ovarian cancer organization in the U.S. Below is a list of cancer help organizations covering  Northeast Florida. Research is showing that women who used Talcum Powder products to stay dry in the pelvic area have a better chance of developing ovarian cancer. Lawsuits have been filed. In a recent lawsuit a jury found Johnson and Johnson negligent in warning women of the risk and a 72 million dollar settlement was awarded to the family. Their mom passed away from ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products for years. It appears that the talc particles can travel to the ovaries and remain there for years. This leads to the development of cancer cells. These cells have been found in the biopsy specimens. The list below was found online. We hope it will be helpful to the 100’s of women who visit our site on a daily basis seeking help, information and a Talcum powder lawyer. lawyer.
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
http://www.aacr.org
The mission of AACR is to prevent and cure cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration.
Contact:
866‑423‑­3965
American Institute for Cancer Research
http://www.aicr.org
Provides information about cancer prevention, particularly through diet and nutrition; featuring a toll-­free nutrition hotline, pen pal support network and research funding.
Contact:
800‑843‑8114
American Psychosocial Oncology Society
http://www.apos-society.org
Helpline through which cancer patients, caregivers and advocacy organizations may obtain referrals for local counseling services throughout the United States. This referral program aims to connect cancer patients and their caregivers to psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and counselors skilled in the management of cancer-related distress.
Contact:
Referral Helpline 866‑276‑7443. Calls are accepted 24 hours a day through a voicemail system.
154 Hansen Road, Ste. 201
Charlottesville, Virginia 22911
American Society of Clinical Oncology
http://www.asco.org
Provides resources for healthcare providers but includes patient-friendly tools such as help finding an oncologist, and up­-to-­date information about cancer policy issues.
Contact:
571­‑483‑­1300
Be The Match
http://www.BeTheMatch.org/patient
Provides assistance to patients and their physicians in the search for an unrelated stem cell donor. Provides general information about the stem cell transplant process, the search process, financial issues associated with the transplantation process and Patient Advocacy.
Contact:
888‑999‑6743
C-Change
http://www.cchangetogether.org
The mission of C-­Change is to eliminate cancer as a public health problem, at the earliest possible time, by leveraging the expertise and resources of its members. C-­Change is both a forum and a catalyst for identifying issues and major challenges facing the cancer community and for initiating collaborative actions to complement the efforts of individual C-Change members. C-Change focuses on advocacy, strategic initiatives and research. Free toolkits and resources available.
Contact:
202­‑756‑­1600
Cancer and Careers
http://www.cancerandcareers.org
Provides cancer-related expert advice, interactive tools and educational events. Also offers publications, resources, and support for cancer patients going through treatment and returning to work.
Contact:
Cancer Answers H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
http://www.moffitt.usf.edu
Answers for cancer related questions.
Contact:
800‑456‑7121
Cancer Care, Inc.
http://www.cancercare.org
A national nonprofit agency that offers free support, information, financial assistance and practical help to people with cancer and their loved ones. Services are available in person, over the phone and through the agency’s website. Spanish language help available.
Contact:
800­‑813‑HOPE
Cancer Hope Network
http://www.cancerhopenetwork.org
Provides support to cancer patients and their families by matching them with trained volunteers who have undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.
Contact:
800‑552‑4366
Cancer Information and Counseling Line
http://www.amc.org/programs.html
A toll-free national service provided by AMC Cancer Research Center. Provides emotional support, up-to-date medical information and resource referrals through counseling. Available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MST.
Contact:
800‑525‑3777
Cancer Support Community
http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org
Provides free psychological and emotional support to cancer patients and their families. They offer support groups on stress reduction and cancer education workshops, nutrition guidance, exercise sessions and social events.
Contact:
888­‑793­‑9355
Cancer.Net
http://www.cancer.net
The patient information website of the American Society of Clinical Oncology provides timely, oncologist-approved information to help patients and families make informed healthcare decisions.
Contact:
888­‑651­‑3038
Cancer101
http://www.cancer101.org
Cancer101’s mission is to empower cancer patients and their caregivers to take control over their diagnoses and engage them as active partners in their care, by arming them with a toolkit to navigate their cancer journey.
Contact:
646‑638‑2202
CancerCare Inc
http://www.cancercare.org
CancerCare provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: people with cancer, caregivers, children, loved ones and the bereaved. CancerCare programs including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help are provided by professional oncology social workers and are completely free of charge.
Contact:
Information/Referral
800‑813‑4673
Cancervive, Inc.
http://www.cancervive.org
Since 1985, Cancervive has provided counseling, education and advocacy to cancer patients, family members and health professionals. Popular education materials include books, DVDs and games.
Contact:
Chemocare.com
http://www.chemocare.com
Scott Hamilton’s site focuses on chemotherapy managing side effects, survivor experiences and more.
Contact:
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
http://www.cancertrialshelp.org
Mission: to improve the quality of life and survival of cancer patients by increasing participation in cancer clinical trials. Features a tool to search for current trials.
Contact:
877­‑227­‑8451
Commission on Cancer
http://www.facs.org/cancer
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
Contact:
312‑202‑5085
CURE
http://www.curetoday.com
CURE quarterly magazine is available free of charge to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Subscribers receive clear and comprehensive information in order to better understand cancer. Additionally, CURE, in association with the American Cancer Society, publishes an annual Cancer Resource Guide, which is sent to every new subscriber. CURE will also send free magazines for your support groups, community events, churches, etc.
Contact:
subs@curetoday.com
Debbie’s Dream
http://www.debbiesdream.org/portal/
Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (formerly known as Can’t Stomach Cancer: The Foundation of Debbie’s Dream) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.
Contact:
Admin@DebbiesDream.org
(954) 475‑1200
Dia de la Mujer Latina, Inc.
http://www.diadelamujerlatina.org
Promotes health awareness to the underserved Latino community by providing ethnic-specific education with a focus on early detection screening of breast and cervical cancer, as well as other chronic diseases. Resources for hosting a Health Fiesta.
Contact:
281­‑489­‑1111
Florida Cancer Trials, Inc.
http://www.FloridaCancerTrials.com
Florida Cancer Clinical Trial Information and Matching Service: This is a Web and Telephone-based resource that allows the user to search for and identify active clinical trials throughout Florida for more than 100 different cancers. The patient would be matched to trials by completing a Confidential Patient Profile.
Contact:
Clinical Trials Specialists
800‑584‑9976
Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC)
http://www.iccnetwork.org
ICC promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the US.
Contact:
713­‑798­‑4614
Livestrong: Lance Armstrong Foundation
http://www.livestrong.org
Focuses its activities on: survivor resources and support, survivorship programs, national advocacy initiatives, scientific and clinical research grants. A particularly useful tool is the Livestrong Guidebook which functions as a workbook and provides information that is needed from the time of diagnosis through cancer treatment and beyond free through website.
Contact:
866­‑673‑7205
Mesothelioma Help Now

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Mesothelioma Help Now is a leading online resource helping those affected with mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
Contact:
800‑584‑4151
National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov
Provides up-to-­date information on all cancer types, information on clinical trials, resources for people dealing with cancer, and information for researchers and health professionals.
Contact:
800­‑4‑CANCER
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
http://www.canceradvocacy.org
A network of groups and individuals that offer support to cancer survivors and their loved ones. Offers the Cancer Survival Toolbox, a free, self-­learning audio program designed to help people cultivate important skills to better meet and understand the challenges of their illness.
Contact:
888­‑650­‑9127
National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
http://www.nccn.com
The NCCN Guidelines for Patients aim to help people with cancer and their loved ones discuss the best treatment options for them with their physicians. The NCCN Website covers a wide array of cancer topics for patients, caregivers and their families.
Contact:
215‑690‑0300
National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN)
http://www.nvcnetwork.org
National Volunteer Caregiving Network (NVCN) is an interfaith volunteer caregiving initiative that brings together volunteers to help people of all ages with long-term health needs to maintain their independence for as long as possible. Program availability and eligibility vary from one geographic area to another based on age, illness type and other criteria. Services are listed by state on the Website.
Contact:
Olympian Shannon Miller’s FREE “Competing with Cancer” eBook
http://www.shannonmillerlifestyle.com
America’s most decorated gymnast, Shannon Miller, battled ovarian cancer and survived… this was a battle fought under the age of 35 and with a baby at home. Get your free eBook at our Competing with Cancer tab on the homepage.Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Lauren Fox
Lauren@shannonmillerlifestyle.com
877‑344‑8502
4319 Salisbury Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32216
OncoLink
http://www.oncolink.com
Affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, this website provides information about specific cancers, updates on treatments and research advances.
Contact:
Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF)
http://www.patientadvocate.org
The Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national nonprofit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job retention and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers, doctors and attorneys.
Contact:
800‑532‑5274
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, Virginia 23666
R. A. Bloch Cancer Foundation, Inc.
http://www.blochcancer.org
The foundation matches newly diagnosed cancer patients with trained home-­based volunteers who have been treated for the same type of cancer. Trained volunteers (about 600) talk to patients about their cancer experience. Publications available: Fighting Cancer, Guide for Cancer Support and Cancer There’s Hope.
Contact:
800­‑433­‑0464, answering service after hours.
Society for Integrative Oncology
http://www.Integrativeonc.org/index.php/For-Patients
Provides guidelines and resources pertaining to integrative oncology, treatment and helps search for open clinical trials.
Contact:
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
http://www.komen.org
A resource on many things relating to breast health and breast cancer. Lists community health grants, scholarships, research programs and more.
Contact:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
http://lls.org
Our Mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary (nonprofit) health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. LLS is committed to reaching out to those with leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative diseases in meaningful ways. LLS offers programs to meet the needs of patients, families and oncology professionals including support groups, financial assistance, and patient education.Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Jenna Gailliard
jenna.gailliard@gmail.com
904‑332‑6414
7077 Bonneval Rd. Ste. 103
Jacksonville, FL
32216
Vital Options TeleSupport Cancer Network
http://www.vitaloptions.org
An organization that facilitates a syndicated cancer talk show linking callers with patients, long-term survivors, family members, physicians, researchers and therapists. Services in English and French.
Contact:
818­‑508­‑5657
Children and Youth
Children With Hairloss
http://www.childrenwithhairloss.us
Provider offers hair replacement to children with any form of medically-related hair loss. Program provides a wig and wig care kit, a hat with attachable hair, and free styling services. Provider also accepts donated hair.
Contact:
734‑379‑4400
12776 S. Dixie Hwy., Rockwood, Michigan 48179
CureSearch

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Funds and supports children’s cancer research and provides information and resources to all those affected by children’s cancer.
Contact:
800‑458‑6223
L Erickson USA
http://www.franceluxe.com
Provides a free headwrap or scarf in the pattern and color of your choosing for women or girls experiencing a loss or thinning of hair as a result of illness or treatment. Please call or visit the website to select the headwrap or scarf. Wraps and scarves can be shipped nationwide.
Contact:
888‑884‑3653
349 E. 3rd Street
North Bend, Washington 98045
Planet Cancer
http://www.planetcancer.org
An online community for young adults affected by cancer
Contact:
512‑452‑9010
Stupid Cancer
http://www.stupidcancer.com
The I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation is the nation’s largest support community for young adults affected by cancer (15-40) and serves as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement. They offer online and offline support communities nationwide through local events, social media, educational workshops, an international annual conference and a live weekly talk radio program.
Contact:
212‑619‑1040
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults

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Serves young adults affected by cancer worldwide, and offers support groups for them, their family and friends.
Contact:
888­‑393­‑3863
Wigs for Kids
http://www.wigsforkids.org
Wigs for Kids is a nonprofit organization providing hair replacement solutions for children affected by hair loss subsequent to medical conditions or treatment procedures. The hairpieces and services are provided without any associated costs to the families of the children.
Contact:
440‑333‑4433
Young Survival Coalition
http://www.youngsurvival.org
A global organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women with breast cancer. Young Survival Coalition offers resources, connections and outreach so young women feel supported, empowered and hopeful. Free support groups over the phone and online advice about managing insurance or the lack thereof. Resources for the uninsured are listed as well.
Contact:
877­‑YSC‑1011
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
MD Anderson Cancer Center Complementary
http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/CIMER
Integrative Medicine Education Resources. When properly combined with standard cancer treatments, some complementary therapies can enhance wellness and quality of life, but others may be harmful during or after treatment for cancer. This website is offered to help patients and physicians decide how best to integrate such therapies into their care.
Contact:
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Integrative Medicine
http://mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine
Offers touch therapy, mind-body therapy, acupuncture, creative therapy, nutrition counseling, and exercise programs to improve strength and promote relaxation. Services available for cancer patients and family members.
Contact:
212‑639‑2000
National Cancer Institute Office of Cancer Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://www.cancer.gov/cam/health_patients.html
Offers health information on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), therapies and tips for talking with healthcare providers. Also includes ways to find CAM programs and providers, and advice for paying CAM therapies.
Contact:
800‑422‑6237
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
http://nccam.nih.gov
Supplies scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Also includes health information, grant and funding options, training resources, news updates and information on how to find a CAM practitioner.
Contact:
888‑644‑6226
Men
The John Wayne Cancer Foundation
http://www.jwcf.org
Creates programs for the advocacy and support of men fighting cancer and is associated with cancer research and education at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, CA.
Contact:
949­‑631­‑8400
Pain
American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
http://www.theacpa.org
ACPA aims to facilitate peer support and education for individuals with chronic pain and their families so that these individuals may live more fully in spite of their pain.
Contact:
800‑533­‑3231
American Pain Foundation
http://www.painfoundation.org
Having cancer can put you and your family on a difficult, unpredictable, emotional journey. But managing the symptoms of cancer and its treatment, including pain, fatigue, nausea, depression and problems with sexuality, is an important part of comprehensive, quality cancer care.
Contact:
888‑615‑­PAIN (7246)
National Pain Foundation
http://www.nationalpainfoundation.org
Seeks to improve the quality of life for those living with pain through information, education and support that connects persons with pain to each other and to those that can help.
Contact:
Prescriptions
Diplomat’s Oncology Navigator Program
http://www.diplomatpharmacy.com
Offers drug assistance. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy’s Oncology Navigator Program provides clinical and reimbursement solutions to patients with oncologic and hematologic disorders. Financial assistance may be available for patients who meet annual benefit maximums, are among the working poor or on disability and financially unable to burden their co-payments or co-insurance liabilities.
Contact:
Patient Care Coordinator
877‑977‑9118
4100 S Saginaw Street
Flint, Michigan 48507
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
http://www.pparx.org
Helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.
Contact:
1­‑888­‑477­‑2669
Patient Advocate Foundation
http://www.patientadvocate.org
Mission: To provide effective mediation and arbitration services to patients to remove obstacles to healthcare such as medical debt crisis, insurance access issues and employment issues for patients with chronic, debilitating and life­threatening illnesses.
Contact:
800‑532­‑5274
RxAssist
http://www.rxassist.org
Patient assistance programs are run by pharmaceutical companies to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. RxAssist offers a comprehensive database of these patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news and articles so that healthcare professionals and patients can find the information they need.
Contact:
info@rxassist.org
Social Security
http://www.ssa.gov/prescriptionhelp
Updated information on the Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan, an estimated value of $4,000 for qualified applicants.
Contact:
800­‑633­‑4227
Women
Cleaning For a Reason
http://www.cleaningforareason.org
Cleaning For a Reason is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that cleans homes for women with cancer for FREE. Their partner maid services have helped over 10,000 women receive over $2.6 million in free house cleaning.
Contact:
877‑337‑3348
Fertile Hope
http://www.fertilehope.org
Dedicated to helping cancer patients with fertility issues.
Contact:
866­‑965‑7205
Foundation for Women’s Cancer
http://www.thegcf.org
Core mission: To increase awareness and education, support expanded research and training, and provide knowledge and hope for women diagnosed
with cancers specific to them.
Contact:
800‑444‑4441
L Erickson USA
http://www.franceluxe.com
Provides a free headwrap or scarf in the pattern and color of your choosing for women or girls experiencing a loss or thinning of hair as a result of illness or treatment. Please call or visit the website to select the headwrap or scarf. Wraps and scarves can be shipped nationwide.
Contact:
888‑884‑3653
349 E. 3rd Street
North Bend, Washington 98045
MyOncofertility.org
http://www.myoncofertility.org
An education resource that provides patients, parents and partners with cancer-related advice, animations, survivor videos and resources.
Contact:
866‑708‑3378
Olympian Shannon Miller’s FREE “Competing with Cancer” eBook
http://www.shannonmillerlifestyle.com
America’s most decorated gymnast, Shannon Miller, battled ovarian cancer and survived… this was a battle fought under the age of 35 and with a baby at home. Get your free eBook at our Competing with Cancer tab on the homepage.Languages Spoken: English
Contact:
Lauren Fox
Lauren@shannonmillerlifestyle.com
877‑344‑8502
4319 Salisbury Road North
Jacksonville, FL 32216
S.H.E Circle
http://www.shecircle.org
A wellness community by and for African American lesbian and bisexual women. As a national health education program, S.H.E Circle encourages African American women to learn about health issues, ask questions, share information, connect with resources and provide support to each other.
Contact:
1-866-MAUTNER (628-8637)
Toll‑free number: 202‑332‑5536
Sisters Network, Inc. (SN)
http://www.sistersnetworkinc.org
SN seeks to bring awareness to the impact of breast cancer in the African American community. All chapters are run by breast cancer survivors. NE Florida Chapter is in Jacksonville.
Contact:
904­‑757­‑6622
The Mautner Project for Lesbians with Cancer
http://www.mautnerproject.org
Provides support, education, information and advocacy for health issues relating to lesbians with cancer and their families.
Contact:
202‑332­‑5536
Bladder Cancer
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
http://www.bcan.org
Increases public awareness, advances bladder cancer research, and provides educational and support services to the bladder cancer community.
Contact:
888‑901‑2226
Breast Cancer
Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization
http://www.y-me.org
Y-ME is a nonprofit organization serving men and women with breast cancer, as well as their families and friends. Its mission is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.
Contact:
800‑221‑2141
135 S. LaSalle Street
Ste. 200
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Breast Cancer Action (BCA)

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BCA was started by women in a San Francisco breast cancer support group who were frustrated by the lack of knowledge about their disease. BCA is now a national education and activist organization that asks the hard questions about what needs to be done to end the breast cancer epidemic.
Contact:
Colorectal Cancer
Colon Cancer Alliance
http://www.ccalliance.org
A national patient advocacy organization that offers support, resources, news, events and research to cancer patients.
Contact:
877‑422‑2030
Fight Colorectal Cancer
http://www.fightcolorectalcancer.org
Offers support for patients, family members, and caregivers affected by colorectal cancer. Also serves as a resource for colorectal cancer advocates, policymakers, medical professionals and healthcare providers.
Contact:
877‑427‑2111
Endometrial/Ovarian/Uterine Cancer
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
http://www.ocrf.org/index.php
Learn about ovarian cancer risk factors, causes, signs and symptoms, clinical trials and other resources. The Hope Line, 1-877-OV-HOPE, is a free telephone counseling and referral service that helps patients and families cope with the challenges of an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Contact:
1‑877‑OV‑HOPE
Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

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Serves as an advocate for women with ovarian cancer. They work to increase understanding among the public and professionals and advance research for the development of an early detection test, improved healthcare practices and life-saving treatment protocols.
Contact:
202‑331‑1332/ 866‑399‑6262
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association

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Provides information and support for esophageal cancer patients and caregivers.
Contact:
800‑601‑0613
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
http://www.headandneck.org
Offers support, education and resources to patients with head and neck cancers.
Contact:
866‑792‑4622
Support for People with Head and Neck Cancer
http://www.spohnc.org
Includes support, education, a survivor network, newsletters and clinical trials.
Contact:
800‑377‑0928
Kidney Cancer
Kidney Cancer Association

Home


Provides information, clinical trials, sponsor support groups, physician referral information, and news for those affected by kidney cancer.
Contact:
800‑850‑9132
Leukemia and Lymphoma
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
http://www.lls.org
Masters level social workers and health educators answer calls from patients and medical professionals. LLS also offers a patient financial aid program, co-pay assistance program and more. North Florida affiliate in Jacksonville.
Contact:
800­‑955‑4572
Liver Cancer
YES
http://www.beatlivertumors.org
Provides information, resources, support, and hope for anyone affected by liver tumors.
Contact:
877‑937‑7478
Lung Cancer
LungCANCER.org
http://www.lungcancer.org
Provides CancerCare services for patients, survivors, loved ones, caregivers, and the bereaved. Services include counseling and support groups, educational publications and workshops, and financial assistance.
Contact:
800‑813‑4673
Lung Cancer Alliance
http://www.lungcanceralliance.org
Provides information on risk, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of lung cancer. Also offers psychosocial support and advocacy for patients and those at risk.
Contact:
800‑298‑2436
Marrow Cancer
National Marrow Donor Program
http://www.marrow.org
Conducts and supports research through public resources. Provides information for potential donors, patient advocacy aid assistance and patient education materials.
Contact:
800‑627‑7692
Melanoma
Melanoma International Foundation
http://www.safefromthesun.org
Provides information on prevention and early detection, a toll-free hotline for patients and their families, and directs local screening and education programs.
Contact:
866‑463‑6663
Melanoma Research Foundation
http://www.melanoma.org
Supports medical research in finding treatments, and educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma.
Contact:
877‑673‑6460
Skin Cancer Foundation
http://www.skincancer.org
Provides information and programs on education, prevention, early detection and treatment for skin cancer.
Contact:
800‑754‑6490
Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma Center

Home


Features information on the dangers of asbestos, mesothelioma cancer and where to find treatment facilities in your area. Patient advocates are also on hand to help patients get connected with doctor match programs.
Contact:
Jeffrey Jocoy
jeff@asbestos.com
800‑615‑2270
189 S Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801
Mesothelioma Resource Online

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Mesothelioma Resource Online has created and developed this site to provide answers and support for people diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, as well as their families and loved ones.
Contact:
webmaster@mesotheliomasymptoms.com
(855) 584‑0411
One William Street
New York, NY 10004
Mesothelioma Help Now

Home Page


Mesothelioma Help Now is a leading online resource helping those affected with mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.
Contact:
800‑584‑4151
Multiple Myeloma
International Myeloma Foundation
http://mwww.myeloma.org
The International Myeloma Foundation provides a toll-free hotline, educational materials and seminars for patients and their families.
Contact:
800‑452‑2873
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
http://www.themmrf.org
Includes a newsletter, teleconferences, and news updates to those affected by Multiple Myeloma. The foundation also supports the drug discovery and development process in order to bring patients new therapies.
Contact:
203‑299‑0464
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
http://www.pancan.org
A national organization creating hope through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure.
Contact:
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
http://www.pancan.org
Committed to programs and services that provide information to patients, health professionals and the general public. They seek to advance research, support patients and provide tools for patients looking to receive care.
Contact:
877‑272‑6226
Prostate Cancer
Prostate Net (PN)
http://www.prostate-­online.org
Empowers consumers, patients, survivors and their families to help make the appropriate decisions relative to treating prostate diseases and insuring the desired quality of life.
Contact:
Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education & Support
http://www.ustoo.org
Us TOO is dedicated to communicating timely and reliable information enabling informed choices regarding detection and treatment of prostate cancer.
Contact:
630­‑795­‑1002
Zero- The Project to End Prostate Cancer
http://www.zerocancer.org
Zero works to advocate its efforts towards a cancer free generation at federal and state levels, provides information for patients about treatment, and provides services to those at risk.
Contact:
888‑245‑9455
Sarcoma
Kristen Ann Carr Fund Sarcoma Forum
http://www.sarcoma.com
Provides funding for research and treatment of sarcoma, the education of young physicians, and seeks to improve the quality of cancer patient life.
Contact:
Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative
http://www.sarcomahelp.org
Increases public awareness of sarcoma, raises funds for research grants, and provides support and updated information to sarcoma patients, families and health professionals.
Contact:
914‑762‑3251
Sarcoma Alliance
http://www.sarcomaalliance.org
Provides information to patients and caregivers, an integrative discussion board, peer-to-peer services, financial assistance, and options for donating and volunteering.
Contact:
415‑381‑7236
Sarcoma Foundation of America
http://www.curesarcoma.org
Advocates for research, raises funds for grants, and conducts education and advocacy efforts on behalf of Sarcoma patients.
Contact:
301‑253‑8687
Thyroid Cancer
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association, Inc.
http://www.thyca.org
Provides education and communication for patients, families and heath care professionals, and supports research for thyroid cancer.
Contact:
877‑588‑7904

Talcum Powder – Ovarian Cancer Link Alert

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline  alerts women who didn’t know of the possible link between   Talcum powder product use  on the pelvic area and ovarian cancer. Talcum powder lawyers claim that if talcum powder is used for years the particles can travel to the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. They can stay there for years and cause irritation which eventually can result in cancer cells. Ovarian cancer rates are highest in women aged 55-64 years. This is the exact age group that Talcum powder was marketed to when they were  teenagers and young women.

Johnson & Johnson is now  facing more than 1,000 lawsuits from women claiming they  knew that the talc in its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products was linked to ovarian cancer when used in the genital area. They did not warn anyone of this. Both products were marketed extensively  for feminine hygiene. . A 1988 ad for Shower to Shower said “just a sprinkle a day keeps odor away.” Others told women: “Your body perspires in more places than just under your arms.”

Is Talcum Powder  Johnson and Johnson’s next horror for women?  1000’s of women are still suffering from their vaginal mesh products. The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline receives dozens of calls every day from women who feel their ovarian cancer is from use of these Talcum Powder products. Juries have started to award female victims and families who have lost loved ones compensation.

What Are The Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer?

Pain in the pelvis or abdomen
Bloating in the abdomen
Urinary urgency
Urinary frequency
Constipation or diarrhea
Feeling full quickly while eating
Having difficulty eating
Vaginal bleeding or other discharge that is different than normal
Back pain
If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor.

What Is Talcum Powder?

Talcum powder is made from talc or   hydrated magnesium silicate which occurs naturally as a mineral in formations like soapstone. For over 120 years, Johnson & Johnson has marketed talcum powder around the world as a baby powder and for adults to absorb sweat in products like Shower to Shower.

Johnson and Johnson has  targeted women to increase sales. “Want to feel cool, smooth and dry? It’s as easy as taking powder from a baby,” was the text in a  Johnson & Johnson ad from the 1960s.

In the 1970s, the first studies emerged showing that talc was deeply embedded into ovarian cancers. Johnson & Johnson introduced corn starch alternatives but it continued to offer talc-based products. In 2014 Johnson & Johnson’s annual talcum powder sales were estimated at $374 million.

The Research Is In On Talcum Powder

The World Health Organization reports that talc is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Talc is banned in Europe.

If you believe your diagnosis of ovarian cancer is due to use of Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower To Shower speak to one of our Talcum powder lawyers.

Spread The Word On Talcum Powder Lawsuits and Dangers

Do you know someone who has ovarian cancer. Tell them about the dangers of Talcum powder.

Ovarian Cancer Resources

National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.
American Cancer Society (1-800-227-2345)

Foundation for Women’s Cancer (formerly Gynecologic Cancer Foundation)

Has a directory of trained gynecologic oncologists practicing in the US; free information; and an online “survivor section” featuring articles on personal issues such as fertility, sexuality and quality of life aimed at creating an online community for women with cancer.

Toll-free number: 1-800-444-4441
Website: www.foundationforwomenscancer.org

Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
Offers literature on ovarian cancer, referrals to available support groups nationwide, a hotline staffed by cancer information specialists, and an online version of the Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry Newsletter

Toll-free number: 1-800-OVARIAN (1-800-682-7426)
Website: www.ovariancancer.com

National Cancer Institute
Their Cancer Information Service offers free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area.

Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TYY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)

The NCCN, made up of experts from many of the nation’s leading cancer centers, develops cancer treatment guidelines for doctors to use when treating patients. Those are available on the NCCN website.

Telephone number: 1-215.690.0300

Website: www. www.nccn.org

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
Services include: Information and materials on ovarian cancer (many available in Spanish); events throughout the country promoting awareness and education; the NOCC, a quarterly newsletter; clinical trial information and access; and a free Newly Diagnosed Patient Kit with a resource guide, book of survivor stories, personal journal, stories of Hope DVD and more

Toll-free number: 1-888-682-7426 (1-888-OVARIAN)
Website: www.ovarian.org

womenshealth.gov
Offers a lot of information on women’s health issues − including cancers in women

Toll-free number: 1-800-994-9662 (1-800-994-WOMAN)
TTY: 1-888-220-5446
Website: www.womenshealth.gov

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance
This survivor-led group offers information specific to survivors, newly diagnosed patients, family, and friends; public education and awareness programs; Fact Sheets covering ovarian cancer, treatment, and other related issues; quarterly e-newsletters; treatment and clinical trials information; and their online store, Shop Teal, with items such as wristbands, awareness ribbons, etc.

Telephone number: 1-866-399-6262
Website: www.ovariancancer.org

American Cancer Society
We have a lot more information that you might find helpful. Explore www.cancer.org or
call our National Cancer Information Center toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345.

Foundation for Women’s Cancer (formerly Gynecologic Cancer Foundation)
Toll-free number: 1-800-444-4441
Website: www.foundationforwomenscancer.org
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Gilda Radner Familial Ovarian Cancer Registry
Toll-free number: 1-800-OVARIAN (1-800-682-7426)
Website: www.ovariancancer.com

Possible New Aggressive Ovarian Cancer Treatment In The News

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline offers resources, new ovarian cancer treatment news, updates on the Talcum Powder lawsuits, and qualified experienced Talcum Powder lawsuit attorneys.

We found this article on new Ovarian cancer treatment studies and offer it to our readers. A new study points to  MicroRNA molecule’s role in cancer gene expression to be more important than previously thought
Date:
May 5, 2016
Source:
University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Summary:
Small, non-coding molecules called microRNAs are known to play an important role in cancer development. Researchers now have shown their significance is greater than previously thought, a finding that could lead to new therapeutic approaches for the most common and deadly form of ovarian cancer.

 The New Facts
Small, non-coding molecules called microRNAs are known to play an important role in cancer development. Researchers now have shown their significance is greater than previously thought, a finding that could lead to new therapeutic approaches for the most common and deadly form of ovarian cancer.

The study results, published in the May 5, 2016 online issue of Cell Reports, were reported by a team led by Gordon Mills, Ph.D., chair of Systems Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“MicroRNAs appear to have evolved to regulate cellular functions through having many different targets, and were thought to function mainly through down regulating the levels or functions of messenger RNA,” said Mills. “Remarkably, this study shows that microRNAs can also up regulate the expression of key cancer genes directly. This suggests that the mechanisms by which microRNAs regulate cellular function are much broader than was generally accepted.”

The team, using data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, zeroed in on the biochemical interplay between a transcription factor, STAT3, which has been associated with poor outcome in ovarian cancer patients when present in high levels, and a microRNA called miR551b. This little-studied microRNA now has been shown to impact STAT3 protein levels, contributing to resistance to cell death and increased proliferation of cancer cells both in vivo and in vitro. Mills believes this points to miR551b as a “promising candidate biomarker and therapeutic target.”

“The study supports the concept that targeting miR551b expression could block STAT3 activity, and prove useful for treating ovarian cancers,” said Mills. “We believe these findings warrant further evaluation of anti-miR therapies.”

To explore the potential of miR551b as a therapeutic target, Mills’ team treated mice with an anti-miR551b therapy, twice a week for a month and observed markedly decreased tumor growth.

“Our results demonstrate the therapeutic potential of anti-miR551b in treating ovarian cancers with high levels of miR551b,” said Mills. “Future studies will need to examine the activity of combination therapy of anti-miR551b with other therapeutic interventions.”

If you believe your ovarian cancer diagnosis is due to years of using Talcum powder contact us today.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline Launched

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline ” Pink Site”

The helpline ” Pink Sites”, woman’s drugs and devices harming woman group that helped 1000’s of woman with the Vaginal Mesh Helpline has launched a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline.

Now , after decades of using Talcum Powder products to dry off on their genital area, woman are learning that there is a risk of these talc particles traveling, settling in the ovaries and resulting in the dreaded diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

A woman was just awarded $72 million after the jury decided there was proof enough to link her ovarian cancer to the use of these products daily for decades.

The Talcum Powder  Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Helpline is more then just experienced Talcum Powder lawsuit lawyers. We are managed by a female medical social worker with over 20 years experience in both medical counseling and working with attorneys. She has helped 1000’s of woman injured by manufacturers of drugs and devices and connected them to highly qualified lawyers.

We have a special concern for woman whose lives have been altered by pharmaceutical companies that have chosen profits over people.

Every day woman between the ages of 40 and 60 are calling with an ovarian cancer diagnosis.  They are horrified that they were never warned that a household staple like Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower To Shower could be the cause of their  ovarian cancer diagnosis. “Woman are terrified now that they realize they may have ovarian cancer from Talcum Powder as they consider that they used these products for decades.”

It is important for woman between the ages of 40 and 60 who used Talcum powder products to see their doctor and get tested for ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is a silent killer and once the symptoms appear it could be too late. The 2 tests used most often to screen for ovarian cancer are transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) and the CA-125 blood test. 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 helpline has qualified and experienced female lawyers and lead counsels in their  network. Ovarian cancer Helpline lawyers have been dedicated to the representation of class action claims involving defective medical products harming women for many years.

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Women who have used Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and Shower To Shower Talcum powder are filing lawsuits for ovarian cancer. The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is connecting women to qualified female Talcum Powder lawyers and lead counsels to assist them in filing a lawsuit against the manufacturers.