Abstract Title:

A review of perineal talc exposure and risk of ovarian cancer.

Abstract Source:

Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 1995 Apr;21(2):254-60. PMID: 7644715

Abstract Author(s):

B L Harlow, P A Hartge

Article Affiliation:

Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Havard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.

Abstract:

The authors provide a detailed review of the events that led to the interest in talc as a possible ovarian carcinogen, the epidemiological studies published to date, and their perspective on the interpretation of the findings including potential limitations, biases, and issues surrounding the plausibility of a causal association. The authors conclude that the range of relative risk estimates from epidemiology, 1.0 to 1.8, is plausible, but that additional epidemiologic studies, especially prospective investigations are needed. In addition, clinicopathological studies are needed to confirm or deny the reports of talc embedded in human ovarian tissue and reports of talc migration through the human female reproductive tract.

Study Type : Commentary
Additional Links
Problem Substances : Talc : CK(13) : AC(3)

Print Options


Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2021 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.