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Contact Attorney Kensley Barrett for a Free, No Obligation Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation

Are you the victim of a hair relaxer-related endometrial cancer diagnosis, or have you lost a loved one to this malignant disease? You may qualify for financial restitution if so – learn more about pursuing your claim in this comprehensive guide. Read on to determine whether you are eligible to join in an ongoing lawsuit regarding hair relaxers and cancer, as well as how doing so can facilitate better health treatment options moving forward.

Compensation Available for Endometrial Cancer Victims of Hair Relaxer Use

The Marin and Barrett Law Firm is actively pursuing claims on behalf of women who were diagnosed with endometrial cancer after using a hair relaxer product such as Dark & Lovely and ORS Olive Oil. In these cases, the manufacturers of these products may be held liable for failing to adequately warn consumers about the potential risks associated with continuous use, including uterine cancer.

Causation

The uterus is home to the largest organ in your body. Uterine cancer is one of the four most common forms of cancer affecting women. Typically, it will result in permanent infertility. Some of the more common symptoms of the disease include unusual vaginal bleeding and lower abdominal pain.

There is a growing number of people filing lawsuits against cosmetic manufacturers, claiming that their chemical hair straighteners and curling irons caused third-degree burns, slowed their growth, and/or led to a uterine cancer diagnosis. If you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer, or know someone who has, it’s a good idea to see if you qualify to join the hair relaxer lawsuits.

Symptoms

Uterine cancer, which has endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma as its two types, has been on the rise in the United States. There are over 61,000 new cases of uterine cancer diagnosed every year. According to experts, uterine cancer is expected to become the third most common cancer among women by 2040.

There is growing evidence that the long-term use of hair relaxers is associated with an increased risk of endometrial cancer. One study shows that women who used chemical hair straightening products to straighten their curly hair have twice the risk of developing uterine cancer as compared to those who did not. Among those who reported frequently using chemical relaxers, three-fifths were Black women.

The National Cancer Institute reviewed data on nearly 34,000 women. They found that the level of phthalates and parabens in urine samples was higher in the study participants with endometrial cancer. These toxic chemicals are endocrine disruptors that can cause adverse health effects.

There is an ongoing investigation into the link between chemical hair straighteners and endometrial cancer. Attorneys have filed lawsuits against cosmetic manufacturers. Many have accused these cosmetic companies of knowing about the potential dangers of the endocrine-disrupting chemicals in hair relaxer products.

A major study was recently published by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It is the first to look at the potential relationship between dangerous chemicals in hair relaxers and endometrial cancer. Researchers found that a woman who had regularly used chemical hair relaxer products for seven years had a 100% higher risk of developing endometrial cancer than a woman who did not.

Survivors can benefit from raising awareness about uterine cancer risk factors. Early diagnosis is key. Surgical removal of the uterus is usually the most effective treatment however, chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be used as well.

Treatment

There are new studies linking chemical hair relaxer products to endometrial cancer. These studies indicate that African American women and Black women are more susceptible to developing uterine cancer. A lawsuit has been filed against cosmetic companies over the link.

Thousands of women in the United States are diagnosed with uterine cancer each year, with a substantial percentage of black women. The five-year survival rate is over 80%. Endometrial cancer is the most common type of uterine cancer. It can be caused by several factors including hormonal changes. Typically, it begins slowly. Treatment can involve surgery to remove the uterus. In more advanced cases, radiation may be needed.

Using cosmetic products such as hair relaxers, curling irons, body waves, and other chemical straighteners puts women at a higher risk of cancer. Hair relaxers contain chemicals that have been shown to disrupt the hormone system. Some of these chemicals, known as phthalates, have been linked to uterine cancer.

Approximately 60,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with endometrial cancer every year. Approximately 11,000 of them die. Most endometrial cancer patients are women in their late 30s and early 40s.

In the United States, a vast majority of Black women have a higher incidence rate of uterine cancer than White women. Women who regularly use hair relaxers have a doubling of their risk of developing uterine cancer. This is one of the most significant findings of this study.

Among the participants in the Sister Study, the use of hair relaxers was associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer. The study followed 33,947 women for over ten years. They answered questionnaires on their hair product use and their health conditions. During this time, 378 uterine cancer cases were detected.

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Contact Attorney Kensley Barrett for a Free, No Obligation Hair Relaxer Cancer Lawsuit Evaluation