Talcum Powder FAQ

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Below, you will find several frequently asked questions regarding talcum powder, baby powder and ovarian cancer.  If you have questions regarding a recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer please contact us for a free, no obligation, consultation.  We have helped thousands of people successfully get the justice they deserve.

How does talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?
The particles that make up talcum powder are extremely fine and can travel when directly applied to a woman’s genital area on a habitual basis. In order for the user to develop ovarian cancer, the particles must have gotten into the vagina, traveled through the fallopian tubes and lastly, settled in the ovaries. The ovaries will become hindered by the presence of talcum powder particles, resulting in an irritation that allows cancer cells to form, grow and spread.

What is the purpose of talcum powder?
Talcum powder’s primary purpose is to absorb moisture, which is why it is used worldwide by women for a variety of reasons. Mothers may use talcum powder on their babies to prevent diaper rash. Some women may choose to use it directly on themselves, or simply apply it to female personal hygiene products. From women’s cosmetics to lining latex gloves, talcum powder is a widely used product in today’s world.

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Women suffering from ovarian cancer will likely experience faint symptoms that can be misconstrued as less serious illnesses. Symptoms may include bloating, abdominal pain, changes in bladder and bowel movements and overall fatigue. Ovarian cancer may take several opinions before being correctly diagnosed.


Is it possible to determine if ovarian cancer was caused by talcum powder?
Since talc fibers take many years to fully dissipate in the body, experts can determine through tissue samples and pathology reports if talc fibers were found in the woman’s reproductive organs.

What are the dangers of ovarian cancer?
Although there are a number of options for treating ovarian cancer, rarely can the cancer be detected before it has already spread throughout the abdomen and pelvic region of the body. More than 14,000 women lost their fight against ovarian cancer in 2013, according to the American Cancer Society. Sadly, even the few survivors of ovarian cancer are still left with significant pain and suffering, as well as medical bills that may take a lifetime to pay off.