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This week: Exploring the talcum powder-ovarian cancer connection

Dr. Jennifer Makin explains how the controversy regarding talcum powder and ovarian cancer began and its similarities to the association between asbestos and mesothelioma on this week’s “HealthLink on Air.”

Some studies have shown that women who use talcum powder for feminine hygiene have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, explains Makin, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Upstate. Other studies have not shown a significant association. She recommends that women not use talcum powder in the genital area.

Also on the show: how integrative medicine helps with pain management, plus charity work for Afghanistan.

Tune in this Sunday, April 15 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for "HealthLink on Air."