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Is it regular, long term use of talcum powder in the genital area that increase risk of ovarian cancer? What about a handful of times only?

Is it regular, long term use of talcum powder in the genital area that increase risk of ovarian cancer? What about a handful of times only?

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 to stop using it in future but not worry about your past use which was ever so minimal. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I used baby powder on genital area after a few waxes I had. so worried about ovarian cancer now. Should I get them removed to reduce the risk?

I used baby powder on genital area after a few waxes I had. so worried about ovarian cancer now. Should I get them removed to reduce the risk?

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 caused all kinds of distress and expense to ordinary, decent people. Don't be taken by people whho want to upset and frighten you for their own gain. Relax and get on with your life. ...Read more

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I read that baby powder with talc,can cause ovarian cancer. I used it about 20 times in my life in the genital area,about 10 years ago.What is my risk?

I read that baby powder with talc,can cause ovarian cancer. I used it about 20 times in my life in the genital area,about 10 years ago.What is my risk?

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. The claim does't make sense biologically and I am sorry it is turning out to be a money-maker for tort law. Don't worry and use cornstarch from now on. ...Read more

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Blue veins on pelvis sign of ovarian cancer?

Blue veins on pelvis sign of ovarian cancer?

Usually not.: Although a pelvic or abdominal tumor can lead to an increase in pelvic veins seen on the skin, there are more frequent causes such as malfunctioning (refluxing) valves in the saphenous system or even in the ovarian veins (pelvic congestion syndrome).A ct of the abdomen and pelvis as well as a leg venous ultrasound will help to make the diagnosis. See a vein specialist. ...Read more

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Since my estrogen is low and i just started having cramping right in the middle above my pelvis does that mean ovarian cancer?

Since my estrogen is low and i just started having cramping right in the middle above my pelvis does that mean ovarian cancer?

Unlikely,: Your age and presentation suggest many other likely diagnosis. Incidentally, how did you know that your estrogen is low? Cramps in 39 y female could are likely to be due to menstrual cycles. When does cramping occur? Cyst, infection, review of other systems... Cancer is low on the list. The differential is wide open. Relax and go to general practioner who would be very helpful in your case. ...Read more

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52 years old. Hysterectomy at 38. Still have ovaries. Feel some cramping in pelvis. Could this be ovarian cancer?

52 years old. Hysterectomy at 38. Still have ovaries.  Feel some cramping in pelvis. Could this be ovarian cancer?

Maybe: There are many different diagnoses which could cause cramping in the pelvis. From benign (constipation, fibroid tumor) to malignant (rectal cancer, ovarian cancer, bladder cancer, etc). Symptoms of ovarian cancer can mimic many different diseases. The best advice is to be seen by your gynecologist for a pelvic examination and if necessary trans-vaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Please answer, if one had ovarian cancer, could it metastasis to pelvis and present on pap as cin 1?

Please answer, if one had ovarian cancer, could it metastasis to pelvis and present on pap as cin 1?

Pap and ovarian CA: First just remember a Pap test is only good for finding cervical CA. It doesn't find ovarian or uterine CA. That's why ovarian CA is called the silent CA and uterine CA presents with bleeding. Your abnormal pap is not even at a level where it would be CA yet. Talk to your doctor and ask if the CA cells from the ovarian CA look like the pap. Sounds like u have a new problem. Hang in there! ...Read more

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I have a dull pain in my pelvis! I'm 24 female, terrified I have ovarian cancer.. Gp apt next week.. Suffer serious health anxiety. Help me please ?

I have a dull pain in my pelvis! I'm 24 female, terrified I have ovarian cancer.. Gp apt next week.. Suffer serious health anxiety. Help me please ?

Very rare under 40: Do you have a family history of ovarian cancer? There are many non-serious causes of pelvic pain in women your age. Ovarian cancer seems like a really remote possibility given your age. It typically occurs in women over 40, half are over age 60. Be calm and wait for your check up. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more