Cancer

Types of Cancer Caused by Talcum Powder Exposure

 Talcum powder is frequently used in many consumer cosmetic products, the most well-known being Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. J&J’s reputation has been under fire in the last several years as many personal injury lawsuits have been filed against it. The suits allege that talcum powder can cause cancer. Some of those cases have resulted… Read More »

What Causes Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer originates in a woman’s ovaries. The ovaries produce eggs and also the hormones progesterone and estrogen. Ovarian cancer frequently goes without detection until it has spread into the abdomen and pelvis. At such later stages, it is harder to treat. Early stage ovarian cancer is much more likely to be treated successfully. For… Read More »

My Mom Died from Using Baby Powder

There is a large and growing stack of evidence that women using talc in the genital region can boost a woman’s chances of getting ovarian cancer. If the many lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson are any indication, such as a massive $4.7 billion verdict last year (usatoday.com), many people’s mothers, wives, sisters, and other relatives… Read More »

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder is frequently used by consumers to absorb moisture and reduce friction. It can be used on any body part, but the regular use of baby powder in the genital region may lead to ovarian cancer in women. Evidence has been accumulating for years that long term, regular use of talcum powder can lead… Read More »

How Does Talc Cause Cancer?

To understand how talc may cause cancer, it is important to understand what talc is and where it comes from. (Cancer.org) Talcum powder is produced from talc. This is a mineral that is comprised of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. In powder form, it absorbs moisture very well and reduces friction, which makes it useful to… Read More »

Talcum Powder Cancer Research

There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that using talc in one’s genital area can increase a woman’s chance of getting ovarian cancer. Some of the research indicates that the more she uses talc over the years, the more likely she may get ovarian cancer. If you ever have been a regular user of… Read More »

Talcum Powder Safety Warnings

A recent baby powder lawsuit made the argument that Johnson & Johnson should have a baby powder warning on their various products to tell customers about the elevated risk of talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. According to the plaintiff in the lawsuit, she used J&J’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powders from 1975… Read More »