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September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

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More than 14,000 women lose their lives to ovarian cancer in the United States each year.

By raising awareness and increasing education about this terrible disease and what causes it, we can all do our part to help prevent new cases from occurring in the future.

What are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

Approximately 21,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are discovered each year. It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms early. Eighty percent of the cases diagnosed every year are at advanced stages, with a high mortality rate. Here are some ovarian cancer symptoms that you should look out for:

  • Bloating
  • Unexpected and sudden weight loss
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
  • Increased frequency of urination

To help protect yourself from any potential carcinogenic exposure, it’s important to thoroughly check product labels. Anything that may contain talc or asbestos should not be applied to your body.

These products have been known to contain talc:

  • Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder
  • Shower-to-Shower Body Powder

Long-Term Talcum Powder Use Increases Ovarian Cancer Rick

It has become clear that regular use of talcum powder for personal hygiene is a major risk factor for developing ovarian cancer. Scientific studies in 2016 have shown that regular use of talcum powder on the genital area may increase a women’s risk of developing ovarian cancer by up to 33%.

Many women use products such as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower as a part of their daily hygiene ritual. Unfortunately, manufacturers chose not add warning labels to their products containing talcum powder warning women of the potential link to cancer.

Now, thousands of women are coming forward to seek compensation for their pain and suffering.

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay more than $4.7 billion in total damages to 22 women that have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using J&J products containing talcum powder.

Women and their families can now take action to fight back against Big Pharma, holding them accountable for their negligence and finding answers to how and why they were diagnosed.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyers

If you or a loved one regularly used talcum powder and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may qualify for compensation. Contact Cory Watson Attorneys for your free case consultation.

The attorneys at Cory Watson are experienced professionals ready to investigate your claim with compassion and determination. If we take your case, you owe us nothing until we recover for you.

Our dedicated attorneys have years of experience handling complex product liability cases. Don’t wait to reach out – call (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free online consultation form today.

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