Has the FDA made a mistake in classifying talc as safe for women to use for feminine purposes? Talc is a mineral which as a powder occurs in many products from salt as a surfactant to baby powder and makeup. It is a mined mineral called hydrated magnesium silicate. Women use talc for dryness and to control odor. But is it dangerous?
Recently a Missouri jury awarded a woman with ovarian cancer a $72 million settlement alleging that using talc was the cause of her illness. This has alerted women throughout the U.S. about potential hazards of using talc in the vaginal area. Talc has been found embedded in cancerous tissues in women's ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus.
Some studies, as reported in the Cancer Prevention Research, a medical journal, claimed to show that some women experienced a 30% increased risk of testing positive for ovarian cancer after long term use of talc.
Additionally, the Chicago Tribune reported recently about doctors experiencing difficulties diagnosing ovarian cancer before it has spread, and medical researchers are trying to find methods to detect its presence and determine effective treatment methodologies.
Contact the law firm of Salter Ferguson, LLC to get your questions answered if you think there is a link between talc and your cancer diagnosis.
Symptoms associated with ovarian cancer include:
Call Salter Ferguson, LLC today at 866-770-2190 to arrange your free initial consultation if you used talc for a prolonged period and were diagnosed with cancer.