Talcum powder can be found in a wide variety of products, including baby powder, women's products, cosmetics, and contraceptives. Although found in many households in the United States, talcum powder has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after using a product containing talcum powder, you may be prosecuted. You may be entitled to financial compensation that covers your medical care and it can be very expensive to fight cancer.
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Numerous studies have been conducted to find out whether talc, the main ingredient in talc, can cause ovarian cancer.
Data from more than a dozen studies by the American Cancer Society show that women who use products containing talc are 30 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who use talc-free products.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified talc-based talc as "likely to cause cancer in humans" when used in the genital area. The body cannot break down talc and, if used in the genital area, can travel through the uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovaries, where it can cause irritation or lead to the development of cancer cells.