Talcum powder and ovarian cancer &mdash; is there really a link? David Cohn, MD, of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center &ndash; James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, explains what talc has to do with ovarian cancer &mdash; and what women need to know to help reduce their risk for the disease. &ldquo;So the link between talc and ovarian cancer has been known for some time. And in fact, there seems to be at least a weak association between a woman's exposure to talc, typically in the form of baby powder, and an increased risk for ovarian cancer,&rdquo; Dr. Cohn said. &ldquo;Overall, it seems that the risk of ovarian cancer as a result of talcum powder is very low.\" Though the link between talc and ovarian cancer is weak, avoiding talc might be worthwhile in prevention, Dr. Cohn said. &ldquo;Typically baby powders today have cornstarch rather than talcum powder,&rdquo; he added, &ldquo;so in essence, they probably are already doing the things that they can to avoid that potential small increased risk.&rdquo; For more information, including symptoms of ovarian cancer, watch the&nbsp;segment above.