Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyers Cases Reviewed Nationwide

Austin Kirk

By Austin Kirk
Posted February 28, 2014


The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are now reviewing potential talc powder ovarian cancer lawsuits on behalf of women who used Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower Body Powder, Johnson’s Baby Powder or other talcum powder products on their genital areas over a period of time prior to being diagnosed with cancer.


Although the manufacturers appear to have known for decades about the risk of ovarian cancer from talcum powder use for feminine hygiene, inadequate warnings have been provided.

talcum-powder-100Talcum powders include any baby or body powders that are made from talc, which is a hydrated magnesium silicate.

Talc powders have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes and to soothe rashes and the skin.

Several studies and reports have found evidence of talc inside ovarian tumors, as it appears that the talcum powder may migrate from the genital area into the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovarias.

In June 2013, a study was published in the medical journal Cancer Prevention Research, which found that genital powder use is associated with an increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer. Researchers compared the rates of ovarian cancer among women who reported talcum powder use on the genitals with women who never used talc powder. The findings suggested that talcum powder users may face a 20% to 30% higher risk of ovarian cancer.

In light of these findings, serious questions have been raised about the marketing practices of Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers of talcum powder. Baby powder and talc body powders have been promoted as a feminine hygiene product, despite known concerns about that it may cause vaginal irritation and increase the risk of cancer.

Thousands of cases of ovarian cancer from talc powder may have been avoided if manufacturers had provided adequate warnings about the risk of applying the powder to the genital area, including to underwear or sanitary towels.

Contact the talc powder lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. to review whether you, a friend or family member may be entitled to financial compensation following a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. There are no out-of-pocket costs associated with hiring our law firm, as any attorney fees and expenses are only paid out of any potential recovery that may be obtained.


5 Comments • Add Your Comments

  • Alice says:

    Oh my goodness now they mention this! What about our babies I use to put it on the bottoms. My daughter now has Polycistic Ovalies. She has problems with her cycle. My other daughter gets pain also. I use to use it on my pads also . I posted this on Facebook to warn all other Ladies out there. how about the personal Hygeine powders?
    this should be in the news.

    Posted on March 1, 2014 at 9:19 am

  • Courtney says:

    I’ve been using deodorant on my bikini lines and such after shaving to keep the red bumbs away since I was in highschool and I am 31 now. I go to the gynecologist every 6 months to get cancerous cells scrapped out. Just a couple weeks ago I had surgery for endometriosis. I haven’t been diagnosed with cancer because my doctors have been helping me prevent it.

    Posted on July 25, 2018 at 10:00 am

  • Kathie says:

    My mother used this every day and developed some type of cancer that ran through her blood stream. She was diagnosed with cancer at age 55 and passed away at age 59. They first thought that she had stage 4 ovarian cancer. They removed every organ they could without killing her so the cancer would have less places to attack

    Posted on July 31, 2018 at 8:57 am

  • Sherry says:

    I used other talcum powder only under arms but never anywhere else so I wa t to know what be problem there so far I have not had a problem.

    Posted on October 1, 2018 at 7:01 pm

  • Sharon says:

    My mother stomach swole up she went to dr west and he ran tests and discovered she had ovarian cancer he sent her to a surgeon who operated on her and took all her female organs out

    Posted on September 8, 2020 at 11:38 pm

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