Women Who Use Baby Powder Should Take An Annual Ovarian Cancer Blood Test Starting Immediately
A radically new way of looking at ovarian cancer may be needed in light of what we now know about talcum powder cancer and how difficult it is to treat the disease
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - It is easy to overlook the fact that Johnson's Baby Powder victims are real human beings and not just numbers measured by multi-million dollar jury awards. Ask any woman with ovarian cancer and I'd bet every one would trade all the money in the world if only to restore their health. Women that have used Johnson's Baby Powder on a regular basis for most of their life and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer should consult a Johnson's Baby Powder cancer attorney to see if they qualify to file a claim against the company. Previous trials have uncovered company documents that indicate Johnson & Johnson executive have known for the better part of half a century that their talc supply was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogenic substance. It is difficult to look at the morally abhorrent behavior of JNJ executives and not conclude that they exhibited a callous and malicious disregard for women's lives by failing to place a label on baby powder bottles warning them of the cancer risks.
Ovarian cancer can be a death sentence because it is so difficult to detect. As a result, approximately 60% of ovarian cancer patients die within 5 years of diagnosis according to WebMD. The early warning symptoms of ovarian cancer tend to mask themselves as routine monthly pains and cramps that women experience and the disease is only suspected when it has metastasized (spread) to other organs or the bloodstream and becomes difficult to treat. That said, it is still important to watch for "unusual bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain or cramping, feeling full quickly after starting to eat or lack of appetite., indigestion or upset stomach, nausea, the need to urinate more frequently or urgently than normal, a pressure in the lower back or pelvis, and unexplained exhaustion" according to Medical News Today.com. Catching ovarian cancer early when it is limited to the ovaries allows a doctor to perform surgery and targeted radiation to remove cancer. Chemotherapy is needed after cancer has spread.
According to WebMd.com, a new approach is needed to aid in the early detection of ovarian cancer. Thousands of lives can be saved through women taking an annual blood test. "Using newly developed software to analyze blood test results, the researchers hope routine testing can find cancer early when it's curable and significantly reduce deaths." Ovarian cancer specialists hope that ovarian cancer screening can become as mainstream as breast cancer and cervical cancer screening. A definitive study has concluded that women who agreed to an annual ovarian cancer screening had a mortality rate of 20% less. Doctors concluded that one death could be prevented for every 600 women screened.