Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women (trailing lung, breast, pancreatic, and colon cancers). Thousands of women suffer from this cancer every year, and every year thousands of women die from it. However, there is one way that it can be prevented. And that method is incredibly easy.
Talcum Powder for Personal Hygiene
Talcum powder, most commonly known as baby powder and used for preventing diaper rash, is not limited to just babies. In fact, there are many women who use the powder on themselves as a way to prevent chafing and discomfort. By sprinkling the powder directly on the genital region, they can remain dry all day and keep everything feeling a lot better. This practice, however, has been discovered to be deadly in many women.
Talcum Powder Can Lead to Ovarian Cancer
Back in 1973 there was a medical journal written that talked about a lady who passed away from ovarian cancer. After her death, the doctors performed an autopsy to find out what had caused the cancer. They discovered a small white particle, and initially they thought it was asbestos (a known human carcinogen). Upon further inspection it was discovered to be talcum powder.
Further studies throughout the years have shown that using talcum powder for personal hygiene significantly increases a womans risk of developing ovarian cancer. One study that was published in 2003 that looked at the history of talcum powder use in 12,000 women. They discovered that using the powder increased the risk of developing ovarian cancer by 33%.
Reducing Your Risk of Ovarian Cancer
A healthy lifestyle is your best method of prevention. Eating right and exercising daily can help ward off a number of diseases (although there is no sure thing). Further methods can range from the easy to the absurd. This method is the easy method: stop using talcum powder. There are other methods of maintaining personal hygiene, and stopping the use of this powder, that has been known to cause ovarian cancer, is your first step to reduce your risk.
Filing a Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Reducing your risk wont matter if you have already been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. But you do have recourse. If you used talcum powder habitually for many years, you can file a talcum powder lawsuit. Your first step is to schedule your free consultation with a personal injury attorney.