With the recent lawsuits that have connected talcum powder to cancer, you may be wondering who is at risk for mesothelioma and ovarian cancer related to talcum powder. Understanding why scientists believe there is a link between talc-containing products and certain types of cancer can help you understand your own risks. If your doctor diagnosed you with either mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, and you have used talc-containing products or inhaled talc-containing products, please contact us at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 307-3113 to help you understand your rights. We work on contingency basis, so you pay nothing unless we win. The initial case review is free.
Link Between Talc and Cancer
The actual link between talc and cancer may be due to asbestos. Talc and asbestos are minerals mined in the Earth and are often found right next to each other. As such, talc does have traces of asbestos within it. Given that asbestos is known to cause mesothelioma, scientists have determined that talc products that contain traces of asbestos would also cause mesothelioma when inhaled. Additionally, talc-containing products that contain traces of asbestos could cause ovarian cancer due to the carcinogenic nature of this mineral. If your doctor diagnosed you with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, and you have used, or inhaled, talc-containing products, contact an attorney at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 307-3113 or online today to find out how we can help you.
Scientific researchers first identified talc particles located inside of ovarian tumors in 1971. Knowing that talc contained asbestos, researchers began to conclude that there was a link between talc and ovarian cancer. Other studies in 1982, 2016, and 2018 also came to similar conclusions, though, a different study in 2014 revealed that there was not an increased risk regarding ovarian cancers with talcum powders. However, research seems to overwhelmingly reach the conclusion that talc-related products that contain asbestos and slightly increase a woman’s risk for ovarian cancer. Research also indicates that users who have an increased risk typically used talcum powders on their genitals for several years. You may be at an increased risk for ovarian cancer if you used talcum powder on your genitals for a significant period of time.
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The inhalation of asbestos has been clearly linked to mesothelioma. Typically, mesothelioma was diagnosed in workers with consistent overexposure to asbestos in construction, mining, industrial, factory or insulation jobs. However, some people have developed mesothelioma with no such history of employment. There have been cases where people have filed lawsuits after they claimed they were exposed to asbestos by using it in diapers or inhaling it in barbershops. It appears that the inhalation of talc over a significant period of time may put you at risk for mesothelioma.
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If your doctor diagnosed you with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, and you believe it may be related to a talc-containing product, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries. If you are at risk for mesothelioma and ovarian cancer related to talcum powder, contact the attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 307-3113 to discuss your case today.