Women who use McKesson Baby Powder with talcum powder on their genital area may be around 30% more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
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What is McKesson Baby Powder?
McKesson Corporation sells baby powder with cornstarch or talcum powder. McKesson Medi-Pak™ Performance Baby Powder Talc has a light fragrance and is advertised to “keep skin soft and smooth.” It is marketed by Cypress Medical Products, LLC.
Baby Powder Lawsuits
Johnson’s Baby Powder is the most popular talcum powder product on the market in the United States. It has been advertised toward adult women since the 1970s, especially African-American women.
Johnson & Johnson is facing over 2,000 lawsuits from women who developed ovarian cancer after using baby powder on their genital area for most of their lives. The company is accused of downplaying the risk of cancer from talc, despite evidence growing since the 1970s.
$72 Million Awarded in 1st Talcum Powder Cancer Trial
In 2016, a jury in St. Louis awarded $72 million to the family of Jacqueline Fox, an African-American woman from Birmingham, Alabama who died of ovarian cancer in 2015. Over the next few months, two more trials ended in juries awarding $55 million and $70 million to two other woman who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Why Do Women Use Talcum Powder?
Talcum powder absorbs moisture and it is used by about one in five women for feminine hygiene. In 2015, a study in Los Angeles estimated that 40% of African-American women used talcum powder. The study also found a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer among these women.
What is the Problem?
The particles in talcum powder are extremely small. When women sprinkle talc on their genital area, the particles can travel in the vagina through the fallopian tubes and settle inside the ovaries. Talcum powder does not break down and it can cause low-level inflammation. After many years, this could increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
What is the Risk of Ovarian Cancer?
In 2003, a meta-analysis pooled data from 16 studies involving nearly 12,000 women and estimated a 33% increased risk of ovarian cancer for women who used talc on their genital area. The baseline risk of ovarian cancer is about 1.4% of women, according to the American Cancer Society. So if talcum powder increases this risk by 33%, that means around 1.8% of women who use talcum powder genitally are expected to develop ovarian cancer.
What About Uterine Cancer?
In 2010, another study estimated a 24% increased risk of endometrial cancer among women who used talc genitally. Endometrial cancer is the most common type of uterine cancer.
Symptoms of Uterine & Ovarian Cancer
- Vaginal bleeding
- Bleeding between periods
- Abnormal discharge
- Pelvic pain
- Feeling of pressure in the abdomen
- Pain with urination or sexual intercourse
- Persistent bloating
- Indigestion or nausea
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss without trying
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