Ovarian cancer is a disease caused by cancerous cells forming on one or both of the ovaries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that 20,000 women across the country, including women in West Palm Beach, develop ovarian cancer.
Unfortunately, some of these cases can be attributed to healthcare manufacturers failing to identify and or properly address defects in their products that can lead to this condition.
Mass Torts lawyers in West Palm Beach who focus on ovarian cancer claims combine their experiences and familiarity with investigating dangerous product claims with their ability to provide you and your family with the legal guidance and support you need during this difficult time. Contact a skilled West Palm Beach ovarian cancer lawyer today.
Diagnosing Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is a serious medical condition that can be fatal if not identified and treated in its early stages. In fact, according to The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center, ovarian cancer is ranked as the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women and is the single leading cause of death related to the female reproductive system.
Unfortunately, many women may develop ovarian cancer as a result of using products they thought they could trust. Products containing talcum powder have been linked to ovarian cancer in women. Talcum powder products are marketed as being safe enough to use with babies, but products containing talc compounds have been linked to causing ovarian cancer, and many women will discover this linkage after it is too late.
Ovarian cancer has some notable symptoms that doctors should be aware of including:
- Abnormal menstrual cycles
- Changes in bowel movements
- Extreme bloating
- Abdominal bloating, nausea, vomiting, and indigestion
- Loss of appetite
- Increased need to urinate
- Pelvic pain
- Problems with the urinary tract
Detecting ovarian cancer in its earliest stages typically results in the best long-term results for women. However, when a woman and her doctor have little reason to believe she is at risk of developing cancer in her ovaries, the disease is given ample time to become gravely complicated to treat.
Ovarian cysts tend to be low-risk cysts, which typically will resolve on their own. However, it is important that patients and their doctors be aware of these cysts as they have the potential to become cancerous.
Although many are completely benign and unrelated to talcum powder use, ovarian cysts can be related to or confused with ovarian cancer and have many of the same symptoms including:
- Pelvic pain
- Problems emptying the bladder or bowel
- Unexplained weight gain
- Dull aches in the lower back and thighs
- Pain during intercourse
- Abnormal pain during menstrual cycles
However, not every ovarian cyst will be accompanied by symptoms and it is important that the doctor conduct a thorough pelvic exam to identify and monitor any cysts. Unfortunately, some of these ovarian cysts can develop into ovarian cancer if they are not properly screened and monitored.
How West Palm Beach Ovarian Cancer Lawyers Help
West Palm Beach ovarian cancer lawyers are committed to helping women who have suffered from cases of ovarian cancer that they otherwise never should have developed had it not been for the lethal side effects of talcum powder use.
If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer as a result of a product manufacturer or supplier’s negligence, then contact a West Palm Beach ovarian cancer attorney today.