Link Between Talcum Powder and Cancer

Recent research demonstrates that there may be a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. When used in the genital area, tiny particles can travel to the ovaries causing inflammation, which might allow cancer cells to flourish.

Talcum powder is made from the mineral talc. Talc rocks are mined and then processed by crushing, drying and milling. Even after processing, this mineral contains minute fibers that are similar to asbestos.

It is also important that talcum powder not be inhaled, and for that reason, it should be kept away from babies. Studies have found a link between talcum powder and breathing problems, pneumonia or even asthma.

Some medical personnel recommend corn starch as an alternative to talcum powder.

If you have a history of using talcum powder and have developed ovarian cancer, Strauss Troy would like to talk to you to evaluate your case. There is no charge for a case evaluation. 


Ronald R. Parry

Strauss Troy

513.621.2120 (Office)