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Talc Ovarian Cancer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, you may be entitled to compensation.

Thousands of women throughout the United States may have developed ovarian cancer from using talcum powder. Talcum powder is derived from talc, which is a natural mineral. Many women use this product for personal hygiene and to help them stay dry. When talcum powder is applied to the genital area, talc particles can travel through the female reproductive system to the uterus, fallopian tubes and ultimately may become imbedded in the tissue of the ovaries. While talc is naturally occurring, it is very difficult for the human body to rid itself of talc. These talc particles can remain in the female reproductive system for years, causing inflammation and creating an environment conducive to the growth of cancer cells.

As early as 1971, researchers found that talc contained in common talcum powder products may be linked to ovarian cancer. Since that time more than 20 studies have shown a causal connection between talc and ovarian cancer. Despite this fact the manufacturers of common talcum powder products have yet to place any warning on their products that prolonged exposure to talc may cause ovarian cancer.

Many thousands of women may have developed ovarian cancer that was caused by their use of common talcum powder products. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using common talc based products such as Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower, Burke Harvey stands ready to answer questions regarding your legal rights.