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i use talcum powders everyday for years on my privates how would i know if i have ovarian cancer and i have an odor all the time

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Very unlikely: Talcum powder use for life long may have some risk to cause Ovarian cancer. But this risk, if real, is very small. So in your case I would advise you ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chronic use, yes: Chronic use of talcum powder in the vaginal area has been shown to increase the likelihood of certain GYN cancers.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Sometimes: The world health organization classifies talc that contains asbestos as a carcinogen and talc without asbestos as not yet classifiable. Several studie ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Talc in ovarian ca: One explanation for a possible association between talc and ovarian cancer is that decades ago talcum powder was sometimes contaminated with asbestos, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I doubt it: I have been following this stuff since the 1970's and I think it's junk science. Epidemiology by its nature generates an enormous amount of garbage. T ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: i have followed the talcum powder and cancer claim for forty years and I think it is complete junk. It has made a lot of money for a few people, and c ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: "They" are lawyers trying to make money for their clients. There's no real science here. These claims have been around for four decades and most of us ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Low Risk: While Talc powder is a known risk factor, the prevalence of ovarian cancer is very low in the general population ( Approximately 1.3 percent of women ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: If you are worried about this get a ct scan of the abdomen and it will tell you for certain.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends...: We need more details of your medical history. What stage of Cancer was it when your cancer was removed ?and give us the dates of surgery and if you ha ... Read More

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