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August 31, 2020 - CA-125 stands for Cancer Antigen 125 and is a protein that can be found in higher levels in the blood of women who have ovarian cancer. CA-125 is released into the bloodstream after being produced on the cell surfaces. In about three-quarters of women who have advanced ovarian cancer, the CA-125 will be elevated, and in about half of those with early-stage ovarian cancer, the CA-125 will be elevated. As you can see, while a CA-125 screening test could be useful, it is certainly not without its problems since it can miss half of all early ovarian cancers...
August 09, 2020 - In July 2018, a St. Louis jury awarded nearly $4.7 billion ($4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages) to 22 women and their families, after those women claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. Up until now, the ovarian cancer claims against J & J focused on the talc fibers, rather than asbestos.
June 05, 2020 - Factors that have been shown to mildly alter the risk of a woman being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is giving birth, maintaining a healthy weight, and using oral contraceptives. Overall, ovarian cancer is more common among older women, but there are certain types of ovarian cancer that are more common in younger women. Having endometriosis also seems...
May 27, 2020 - The Link Between Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder - If you have recently received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, you have likely been shaken to the core and have a thousand questions running through your brain. Perhaps you used Johnson & Johnson baby powder with talc for feminine hygiene purposes and are wondering whether...
May 21, 2020 - It appears an era is finally over—as the lawsuits against the pharmaceutical giant continue to mount, the company claims discontinuing the talc-based baby powder products is a “commercial decision.” Over the coming months, all sales of J & J’s talc-based baby powder products will be discontinued in the United States and Canada. While existing inventory will...
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