Perineal powder use and risk of ovarian cancer.

  title={Perineal powder use and risk of ovarian cancer.},
  author={Serena C Houghton and Katherine W. Reeves and Susan E. Hankinson and Lori B. Crawford and Dorothy S Lane and Jean Wactawski-Wende and Cynthia A Thomson and Judith K. Ockene and Susan R. Sturgeon},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute},
  volume={106 9}
BACKGROUND Case-control studies have reported an increased risk of ovarian cancer among talc users; however, the only cohort study to date found no association except for an increase in serous invasive ovarian cancers. The purpose of this analysis was to assess perineal powder use and risk of ovarian cancer prospectively in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study cohort. METHODS Perineal powder use was assessed at baseline by self-report regarding application to genitals, sanitary… CONTINUE READING