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Title news story said jj baby powder caused cervical cancer due to "talcum" in powder. was cancer caused from use on skin or internally?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Talcum unlikely prob: Studies show that talcum powder, which is a silicate like asbestos, is not likely to cause ovarian cancer. Studies investigated the introduction of talc on talc dusted diaphragms and condoms and concluded that it was not likely the cause. Correlation, not causation. The USPST recommends women get their pap smear and genetic testing and because HPV is associated with cervical cancer. See OB/GYN.

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Last updated Feb 24, 2016

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