The Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline is more then just Talcum Powder or Baby Powder lawyers. We keep you updated on the latest ovarian cancer news and treatments. We found this online and hope it helps.
New Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer
In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first of a new class of drugs, called PARP inhibitors, to treat advanced ovarian cancer (cancer that has spread beyond the ovaries and pelvic area).
The new drug, called Lynparza (olaparib), is taken as a pill.
Lynparza is recommended for women with both advanced ovarian cancer and an inherited BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation who have undergone three or more previous rounds of chemo.
In a small clinical trial, about one-third of the women who got the new drug had their tumors shrink or disappear for an average of about eight months.
Talc particles from Talcum powder can travel to the ovaries and cause cancer cells. Ovarian cancer is often fatal. The manufacturers knew about the potential risks and never published a warning or added a warning label. Why? Because Talcum powder and Baby Powder is a multi million dollar industry and was marketed for adult women to use for personal hygiene to keep private areas dry.
Talcum Powder Lawsuit Helpline has a Network of Talc, Talcum Powder and Baby Powder lawyers. The helpline is receiving calls from woman on a daily basis between the ages of 40 and 66. It becomes apparent that the current surge in ovarian cancer fit in the exact age groups of thousands of women who used Talcum Powder on a daily basis in the 60’s – 80’s. It also becomes apparent that the J & J focus on the Hispanic and Afro American community in their marketing can be seen in the numbers of women with an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
The Ovarian Cancer Age Statistics
Ovarian cancer rates are highest in women aged 55-64 years. The median age at which women are diagnosed is 63, meaning that half of women are younger than 63 when diagnosed with ovarian cancer and half are older.
Explore The History
In the 1990s Johnson and Johnson increased marketing to African-American and Hispanic women. Studies show a 44 person increased risk for epithelial ovarian cancer with genital talc use among African-American women. Imerys Talc America, the supplier of talc to Johnson and Johnson, has carried a warning label against genital use on its 2,000-pound supply bags since 2006.
Talc is a mineral substance that’s either mined or produced. It is used in different cosmetic and beauty products. It can be found in baby powders. It can sometimes be contaminated with asbestos. There are many company’s now manufacturing talc free products for a reason. Even Johnson & Johnson has been manufacturing new ” safe” products with cornstarch, silk powders, and finely milled oats.
Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer
Loss of appetite
If you or a family member now has a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and used Baby Powder, Talcum Powder or Talc Powder on a daily basis contact the Talcum Powder Helpline.