Pap smears – Letter of the Day, March 2012

Awareness is the Key!

Letter of the Day : Pap smears

I will continue having an annual Pap smear, as specifically stipulated in the fine print of the screening recommendations, because of my increased risk for cervical/vaginal cancer… … We all must remain aware of changing medical guidelines in order for each of us to advocate for — and receive — the care we need to protect our health. Awareness is the key.

StarTribune Letters | Letter of the Day (March 18, 2012) | Pap smears

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Breast Cancer: Risks, Myths and Controversy

Breast cancer: Risks, myths and controversy

For women there are genuine risks that you may think you can’t control. There are also myths and controversy about what causes the disease.
The hormone DES (diethylstilbestrol) also raises the chances of cancer of the breast.

Read Breast cancer: Risks, myths and controversy
by Kathleen Blanchard RN, October 2012

The Rise of Big Meat-bred super Bugs

2012 was bringing bad news for people who don’t want “free antibiotics” in their food

The rise of Big Meat-bred super bugs

Despite the public health risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the lobbyist-swayed FDA keeps easing regulations

!!!! Simply shocking …!
The FDA is once again failing at protecting public health … Please can someone remind me what the FDA’s role and responsibilities are?

Read The rise of Big Meat-bred super bugs
by Martha Rosenberg, Jan 31, 2012.

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DES and Mental Illness

A disturbing study conducted since 2004 by Marie-Odile Soyer-Gobillard, former director emeritus at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) reveals a link between DES and mental illness issues.

Read “ French study reveals more damaging DES side effects ”

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Pregnancy for DES Daughters

While pregnancy is probably the most beautiful experience of a women’s life, for DES Daughters it is not…

For many reasons (not only medical but also psychological), a DES pregnancy is not like any other pregnancy. DES daughters require high risk obstetric care, early confirmation of pregnancy and psychological support throughout their pregnancy due to an increased risk of complications.

The Pump Handle: Public Health Classic: DES Daughters

Public Health Classic: DES Daughters
The Pump Handle

DES Daughters” post is part of  The Pump Handle’s new “Public Health Classics” series exploring some of the classic studies and reports that have shaped the field of public health.

Includes a well deserved recognition for DES Action USA who has been around to support DES victims in the States for four decades. Please support their work!


Now at script stage ; inspired by the DES tragedy


Now at script stage : winner and nominee in over 20 international film festival screenplay competitions and labs (including the prestigious Hamptons Screenwriters Lab , Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and set in Boston, Massachusetts, WONDER DRUG is inspired by the true story of the drug DES (diethylstilbestrol), seen as a medical miracle to help women with pregnancy issues and one of the first cash cows for pharmaceutical companies ; but which was in fact a toxic, carcinogenic drug and one of the biggest medical disasters in history, affecting millions of people worldwide.

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Written by: Caitlin McCarthy.

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Boites de Distilbène bleu et rouge, commercialisé par UCB Pharma

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Boites de Distilbène bleu et rouge, commercialisé par UCB Pharma

DES was sold under many names including Distilbène®, Stilbetin®, Stilboestrol-Borne®, Benzestrol®, Chlorotrianisene®, Estrobene® and Estrosyn® to name just a few. Many different companies manufactured and marketed this drug under more than 200 different brand names.

See the Distilbène® blue and red boxes image on Flickr Diethylstilbestrol DES on Flickr icon , courtesy of Réseau DES France.

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