Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Risks
When products are at the grocery store or the drug store we assume that they have been checked for safety concerns and we assume that they are safe to use. We may use these products each day and not even be aware of the risks they may pose to our health. Products such as talcum powder also known as baby powder have been linked to ovarian cancer. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after talcum powder use, then you should talk to a dangerous product and talcum powder lawyer with the Higgins Firm right away. We will listen to your case and help you to receive the compensation you deserve for your illness.
What is Talcum Powder commonly used for?
Talcum powder also known as baby powder is commonly used for rashes, in cosmetics or as a feminine hygiene product for many women. It is made from a soft mineral known as hydrous magnesium silicate that can be found in several places in the world. It is often crushed, dried and milled in order to make powder that is then used by many people for feminine hygiene and cosmetics.
Why is Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer?
Women who use talcum powder on a daily basis or often have a twenty-four percent greater risk of developing ovarian cancer. If particles from the talcum powder are applied to the genital area they can go into the body and cause inflammation which allows cancer cells to grow. Some medical studies have found a link between the powder and cancers such as ovarian cancer and uterine cancer but other studies have had inconclusive results.
In recent studies by physicians at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston the researchers performed analysis on data from 8,525 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer and compared talcum powder use with that of 9,800 women who remained cancer-free. The results indicated that if talcum powder is applied on a daily basis after taking a shower or bath the risk of ovarian cancer is elevated by twenty-four percent. The illness is linked to about five percent of cancer deaths for women. It can be a silent killer because symptoms usually only occur when the cancer is already advanced. Risks factors include such things as family history of the illness, already being diagnosed with breast cancer, and starting a mensuration cycle at a younger age. Research has revealed that by the time someone is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it is often difficult to treat because it has spread and only twenty percent of women diagnosed with advanced stage ovarian cancer often survive. Ovarian cancer took an estimated fourteen thousand lives in the United States in 2013.
How can a Dangerous Product and Talcum Powder Lawyer help me?
If you suspect that your ovarian cancer diagnosis was caused by the use of talcum powder, then you should contact one of our caring and knowledgeable dangerous product and talcum powder lawyers at the Higgins Firm. We care about our clients and will address any concerns you might have We will work hard to see to it that you get any compensation you may be entitled to for any loss of income, medical bills, disability, or any pain and suffering that you have been caused. That way you can focus on your illness and being with the ones you love. We will fight for you and make sure that the party responsible is held accountable for their actions.
You can contact us online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your case and any questions you might have.