Scientific Studies Linking Talc To Cancer

The Law Offices of Wallace & Graham in Salisbury, North Carolina, are well-aware of the fact that some scientific studies have linked the use of talcum powder in the genital areas with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Our lawyers are strong advocates on behalf of women who have suffered unnecessarily pain and grief due to Johnson & Johnson's failure to warn consumers about the potential danger.

Following are some of the studies that appear to show a casual connection between the long-term use of powdered talc and ovarian cancer:

  • Study in 2000 – The Journal of the National Cancer Institute stated that using talc in the perineal (genital) area has the potential to " modestly increase" a woman's risk of developing invasive serous ovarian cancer, which is the most common kind.
  • Studies in 2013 – The Cancer Prevention Research journal looked at eight different case-control studies. The journal reported that altogether, the eight studies indicate that women who use talcum powder as part of their hygiene routines may have a 20-30 percent higher chance of developing epithelial ovarian cancer.
  • Study in 2016 – The scientific journal Epidemiology reported the results of a case-controlled study that found talcum-powder regularly applied in the genital area could raise women's risk of cancer by 33 percent.

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Obviously, not every instance of ovarian cancer is a result of talcum powder use. However, scientific research implies that some cases are.

Is your or your loved one's cancer a result of talc exposure? Find out. Call The Law Offices of Wallace & Graham at 888-698-9975, or contact our attorneys online to set up a free case evaluation. We will listen to the details of your situation and advise you about how to proceed. Don't wait to talk with us.