Cancer

When cells in your body grow out of control, cancer results. And it can spread to other parts of your body. Premier Health providers offer advice on how to lower your risk of developing cancer, how to recognize cancer signs, and how cancer is diagnosed to help catch it early and raise the chance of successful treatment.

    Cancer Prevention

    Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer: Is There a Link?

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    Talcum powder has been mentioned as a possible cause of ovarian cancer, in news reports and social media posts.

    But it’s not that clear whether talcum powder actually raises cancer risk, says gynecologic oncologist Michael Guy, MD. “The best studies we have look forward in time to identify people’s exposure to talcum powder and to follow them to see about their risks for cancers. And it doesn’t appear there’s a strong link between the use of talcum powder and development of ovary cancer.”

    The National Institutes of Health reports that studies have suggested the presence of cancer-causing agents, like asbestos, in some talcum powders, but have not conclusively proven them to be a direct cause of cancer. However, there may be a risk of asbestos-containing talc being able to cause cancer when inhaled.

    Dr. Guy talks about the talcum powder-ovarian cancer link.

    Click play to watch the video or read video transcript.

    There have been suggestions that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries when applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms.  The American Cancer Society reports that some studies have suggested that talcum powder could possibly increase cancer risk in certain groups of women. For instance, women who have an intact reproductive tract.

    Proving a talcum powder-ovarian cancer link, though, is complicated by the fact that ovarian cancer is a relatively uncommon cancer. Very large studies would be required to detect an increase in risk, the American Cancer Society explains.

    It's easy to get the care you need.

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    Cancer Diagnosis

    Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer: Is There a Link?

    Health Topics

    It's easy to get the care you need.

    See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.

    Talcum powder has been mentioned as a possible cause of ovarian cancer, in news reports and social media posts.

    But it’s not that clear whether talcum powder actually raises cancer risk, says gynecologic oncologist Michael Guy, MD. “The best studies we have look forward in time to identify people’s exposure to talcum powder and to follow them to see about their risks for cancers. And it doesn’t appear there’s a strong link between the use of talcum powder and development of ovary cancer.”

    The National Institutes of Health reports that studies have suggested the presence of cancer-causing agents, like asbestos, in some talcum powders, but have not conclusively proven them to be a direct cause of cancer. However, there may be a risk of asbestos-containing talc being able to cause cancer when inhaled.

    Dr. Guy talks about the talcum powder-ovarian cancer link.

    Click play to watch the video or read video transcript.

    There have been suggestions that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries when applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms.  The American Cancer Society reports that some studies have suggested that talcum powder could possibly increase cancer risk in certain groups of women. For instance, women who have an intact reproductive tract.

    Proving a talcum powder-ovarian cancer link, though, is complicated by the fact that ovarian cancer is a relatively uncommon cancer. Very large studies would be required to detect an increase in risk, the American Cancer Society explains.

    It's easy to get the care you need.

    See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.

    Cancer Treatment

    Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer: Is There a Link?

    Health Topics

    It's easy to get the care you need.

    See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.

    Talcum powder has been mentioned as a possible cause of ovarian cancer, in news reports and social media posts.

    But it’s not that clear whether talcum powder actually raises cancer risk, says gynecologic oncologist Michael Guy, MD. “The best studies we have look forward in time to identify people’s exposure to talcum powder and to follow them to see about their risks for cancers. And it doesn’t appear there’s a strong link between the use of talcum powder and development of ovary cancer.”

    The National Institutes of Health reports that studies have suggested the presence of cancer-causing agents, like asbestos, in some talcum powders, but have not conclusively proven them to be a direct cause of cancer. However, there may be a risk of asbestos-containing talc being able to cause cancer when inhaled.

    Dr. Guy talks about the talcum powder-ovarian cancer link.

    Click play to watch the video or read video transcript.

    There have been suggestions that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries when applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms.  The American Cancer Society reports that some studies have suggested that talcum powder could possibly increase cancer risk in certain groups of women. For instance, women who have an intact reproductive tract.

    Proving a talcum powder-ovarian cancer link, though, is complicated by the fact that ovarian cancer is a relatively uncommon cancer. Very large studies would be required to detect an increase in risk, the American Cancer Society explains.

    It's easy to get the care you need.

    See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.

    Cancer Information for Women

    Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer: Is There a Link?

    Health Topics

    It's easy to get the care you need.

    See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.

    Talcum powder has been mentioned as a possible cause of ovarian cancer, in news reports and social media posts.

    But it’s not that clear whether talcum powder actually raises cancer risk, says gynecologic oncologist Michael Guy, MD. “The best studies we have look forward in time to identify people’s exposure to talcum powder and to follow them to see about their risks for cancers. And it doesn’t appear there’s a strong link between the use of talcum powder and development of ovary cancer.”

    The National Institutes of Health reports that studies have suggested the presence of cancer-causing agents, like asbestos, in some talcum powders, but have not conclusively proven them to be a direct cause of cancer. However, there may be a risk of asbestos-containing talc being able to cause cancer when inhaled.

    Dr. Guy talks about the talcum powder-ovarian cancer link.

    Click play to watch the video or read video transcript.

    There have been suggestions that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries when applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms.  The American Cancer Society reports that some studies have suggested that talcum powder could possibly increase cancer risk in certain groups of women. For instance, women who have an intact reproductive tract.

    Proving a talcum powder-ovarian cancer link, though, is complicated by the fact that ovarian cancer is a relatively uncommon cancer. Very large studies would be required to detect an increase in risk, the American Cancer Society explains.

    It's easy to get the care you need.

    See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.

    Cancer Information for Men

    Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer: Is There a Link?

    Health Topics

    It's easy to get the care you need.

    See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.

    Talcum powder has been mentioned as a possible cause of ovarian cancer, in news reports and social media posts.

    But it’s not that clear whether talcum powder actually raises cancer risk, says gynecologic oncologist Michael Guy, MD. “The best studies we have look forward in time to identify people’s exposure to talcum powder and to follow them to see about their risks for cancers. And it doesn’t appear there’s a strong link between the use of talcum powder and development of ovary cancer.”

    The National Institutes of Health reports that studies have suggested the presence of cancer-causing agents, like asbestos, in some talcum powders, but have not conclusively proven them to be a direct cause of cancer. However, there may be a risk of asbestos-containing talc being able to cause cancer when inhaled.

    Dr. Guy talks about the talcum powder-ovarian cancer link.

    Click play to watch the video or read video transcript.

    There have been suggestions that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries when applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms.  The American Cancer Society reports that some studies have suggested that talcum powder could possibly increase cancer risk in certain groups of women. For instance, women who have an intact reproductive tract.

    Proving a talcum powder-ovarian cancer link, though, is complicated by the fact that ovarian cancer is a relatively uncommon cancer. Very large studies would be required to detect an increase in risk, the American Cancer Society explains.

    It's easy to get the care you need.

    See a Premier Physician Network provider near you.