Talcum Powder FAQ
- How do I know if my ovarian cancer was caused by talcum powder?
Talc powder doesn’t break down within the human body, and talc fibers can remain in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvic lymph nodes for years.
Ovarian cancer caused by talc products is believed to be the result of talc fibers traveling through the vagina and into the ovaries. A medical specialist can review your medical records and perform diagnostic tests to determine if talc fibers are present in your ovaries.
- Who is most at risk for developing ovarian cancer from talcum powder?
Women who use products containing talcum powder in their genital region on a regular basis are considered most at risk of developing ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder.
- How big is the risk of ovarian cancer from talcum powder?
According to the American Cancer Society, the average woman faces a 1.4 percent risk of developing ovarian cancer during her lifetime. Talc powder may elevate the risk to 1.8 percent—or a 30 percent overall increase in risk.
- What should I do if I think I’ve gotten cancer from talcum powder?
Your first priority should be your health. Follow your doctor’s advice and treatment plans to maximize your chances of getting better. Then contact a drug injury lawyer at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough.
We have more than 35 years of experience holding pharmaceutical companies and other corporations accountable when they put profits over people, and we want to help you, too. So don’t wait. There’s no obligation and you won’t pay out-of-pocket costs unless we get money for you. Just dial (800) 210-8503 or fill out a free online form.
- Is there a time limit on pursuing a talcum powder lawsuit?
The statute of limitations—or time limit you have to file a drug injury lawsuit—can vary based on a variety of factors, including where you live and the date you discovered your injury. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we handle cases across the country every day, and we’re here to provide you with the information you need to protect your right to file a lawsuit. Contact us today.