Ovarian Cancer Helpline Ovarian, Cancer Resources Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Helpline Ovarian, Cancer Resources Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

 

How Is Ovarian Cancer Related To Talcum Powder Use?

 


Ovarian cancer starts when cells in the ovaries begin to grow out of control. Ovaries are reproductive glands found only in females (women). The ovaries produce eggs (ova) for reproduction. The eggs travel through the fallopian tubes into the uterus where the fertilized egg implants and develops into a fetus. The ovaries are also the main source of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. One ovary is on each side of the uterus in the pelvis

For many years talcum powder was promoted to women to use on pelvic area or sanitary napkins to stay fresh and dry. Yet, recent studies show that the talc particles can travel to the fallopian tubes and ovaries. If these particles remain there and a constant irritation cause the cells in the ovaries to grow out of control,

There was a recent $72 million settlement for these particles causing ovarian cancer. What is most important is that in the trial it was shown that the manufacturer knew that there was this potential for ovarian cancer but, never put a warning on their products.
Women used these products for years. A helpline has been launched Talcumpowderlawsuithelpline.com that discusses the lawsuits, the connection between ovarian cancer and products like Baby Powder and Shower To Shower. The site also offers helpful resources. It is suggested if you used talc products for over five years to get tested for the ovarian cancer markers in the blood and check with your doctor to make sure you do not have ovarian cancer cells beginning to develop.

The helpline is hearing from women as young as 31 and as old as 79 who have used these products for much longer then five years and are concerned about their potential for getting ovarian cancer. Others have an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used these products contact the helpline.