Thousands Of Women Awaken In 2023 To The Realization They May Have Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer latency may be about ten years or more after it is irreversibly established in the body
Saturday, January 28, 2023 - According to the New Yorker Magazine, "Every year, around twenty thousand women are given a diagnosis of ovarian cancer in the United States, and more than half that many will die of the disease." Sadly using talcum powder has become almost synonymous with ovarian cancer, a deadly disease that is difficult to diagnose and even more difficult to treat. About 38,000 women in the United States and 40,000 more in the United Kingdom have registered with a talcum powder cancer lawyer to file or have filed talcum powder cancer lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder product manufacturers for failing to warn them that using the product for feminine hygiene allegedly causes ovarian cancer. Talc has been tested by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which has found it contains asbestos, a known carcinogen. Additionally, talc is an inert mineral, and particles of talc can enter the body through the vagina, make their way up through the Fallopian tubes, and become trapped in the ovaries, the dead end of the female reproductive system. Medical experts believe that particles of talc become trapped in the ovaries and cause sufficient oxidative stress that could lead to developing cancer. Medical researchers have found particles of talc in the cancerous ovaries of women who have had them removed. One women with ovarian cancer told The New Yorker that "when she had her ovarian tissue tested, the pathologist found talc in one ovary." Women now blame using talcum powder and talc-based cosmetics for causing their life-threatening diseases. Ovarian cancer is the last thing a woman thinks about because its pain is often masked by the discomforts of a normal monthly menstrual cycle. Ovarian cancer is also frequently misdiagnosed as endometriosis, a treatable condition. Women with ovarian cancer say spotting in between periods and abnormal pain was the first indication that something was wrong. Treating ovarian cancer often requires a full hysterectomy and lengthy chemotherapy.
49-year-old Deane Berg told The New Yorker that she was unaware of what could have caused her ovarian cancer as she was in generally good health, ate a healthy diet, and had no history of ovarian cancer in her family. Ms. Berg was shocked when reading a pamphlet about ovarian cancer and the possible causes that she checked off as "no", one by one. "She didn't have a family history of reproductive cancer; no, she hadn't struggled with infertility, and had never used fertility drugs; no, she had never had cancer before; no, she had never had an unhealthy diet or been overweight. Then she came to a section about talcum powder," The New Yorker wrote. Despite some researchers have failed to conclude a definitive link between using talcum powder and cancer, "Many other studies, meanwhile, found a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who used talc for feminine hygiene--in their underwear, on their sanitary napkins, for storing their diaphragms." WebMD tells readers that to this day there are no reliable tests available for the early detection of ovarian cancer.