Ovarian Cancer And Talcum Powder Facts
It can take ten years or more for the most obvious symptoms of ovarian cancer to become noticeable
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of all types of gynecological cancer women suffer from a five-year survival rate of less than half. The most obvious reason for the high fatality rate is failing to identify cancer until it has reached an advanced stage and entered the bloodstream. One of the reasons that make ovarian cancer difficult to identify is that its symptoms mirror that of a woman's monthly menstrual discomfort, cramping, bloating, and pain. Women who have used a talc-based powder or perfume or deodorant spray for feminine hygiene regularly and for more than a few years should see their doctor for ovarian cancer screening. Detecting ovarian cancer early before it has spread could be the key to treating the disease and saving your life. Talcum powder cancer lawyers are available around the clock and will work on a contingency fee basis to see if you qualified to file an ovarian cancer injury claim.
According to Cancer.org, testing for ovarian cancer is a simple procedure performed in the doctor's office. "The 2 tests used most often (in addition to a complete pelvic exam) to screen for ovarian cancer are transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) and the CA-125 blood test. TVUS (transvaginal ultrasound) is a test that uses sound waves to look at the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries by putting an ultrasound wand into the vagina."
More than 25,000 women, many with terminally advanced ovarian cancer, have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn them of the connection between ovarian cancer and using talcum powder. Tests have found particles of talc in the cancerous biopsied ovarian cancer tumors of women who have died from the disease. Experts in the field have testified that particles of talc can travel into the vagina by way of sprinkling baby powder, talc dusted diaphragm, or a condom and make their way through the Fallopian tubes before becoming lodged in the ovaries. Talc rock particle can irritate delicate tissues causing pain, and eventually lead to cancer. If you have used a talc-based vaginal spray or talcum powder like Johnson's Baby Powder, you should see the doctor for ovarian cancer tests.
If you need more reasons to encourage a doctor's visit for ovarian cancer screening, Johnson & Johnson has discontinued selling the iconic brand of baby powder throughout North American and replaced it with cornstarch baby powder. The US Food and Drug Administration has tested Johnson's Baby Powder and found asbestos a known carcinogenic killer. Experts have also tested talc and found it to contain other dangerous elongated fibers that could cause irritations that lead to ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson recently was forced to pay 22 women with ovarian cancer or the estates of those who had died from the disease $2 billion for the injuries the disease had caused them. Johnson & Johnson recently settled a batch of 1000 ovarian cancer lawsuits against them for $100 million rather than risk billions in court.