Talc is a mineral containing magnesium and silicon and is extracted, crushed, dried and ground into powder that is often used. Powder is the softest mineral in the world and is used in products ranging from eye shadow to rubber to baby powder.
Women are the main consumers of talcum powder and use moisture-absorbing products to prevent inflammation or to keep sanitary napkins and underwear dry.
Women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer after prolonged use of talcum powder have to undergo surgery and chemotherapy. You lose work time and possibly income. More importantly, they have lost health and peace of mind.
If you or a loved one has ovarian cancer after using powder, you may be able to apply for a case with the help of national attorneys for talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits.
If successful, the lawsuit can help provide financial compensation for medical expenses, other costs, and pain and suffering caused by ovarian cancer.
In early 1971, scientists discovered a possible link between the use of powder and ovarian cancer. The first study, published in March 1971, found powder particles embedded in tumor tissue from the ovaries and cervix.
Subsequent studies in the 1980s and 1990s provided statistical evidence for the same conclusion: Talc can be a carcinogen (a carcinogenic product). Additional studies show that long-term use increases a woman's risk of ovarian cancer from 1 in 70 to 1 in 53.