Beating three serious Cancers, still swimming and leading a healthy Life with a Lung removed!

DES Activist Susan on PinterestSusan Helmrich is one of the best swimmers in the world in her age group. She’s also a three-time cancer survivor and a victim of one of the greatest drug tragedies in history. Learn about DES, the drug that has affected millions of pregnant women and vote on the survey to see the results.

Watch the video Beating Cancer One Lap at a Time and take our Surv™ about Susan’s video and DES… Surv it

Are everyday Products from Cosmetics to Household Cleaners causing the high Rates of Breast Cancer?

Are Everyday Products From Cosmetics To Household Cleaners Causing The High Rates Of Breast Cancer? A new book, No Family History, presents compelling evidence that exposure to everyday products such as cosmetics and toiletries, hormones in food, household cleaners and pesticides is behind the dramatic increase in breast cancer and argues that the solution is simple: prevention.

Read New Book: Are Everyday Products From Cosmetics To Household Cleaners Causing The High Rates Of Breast Cancer?, medicalnewstoday, 17 June 2009.

2012 General Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening (not addressing high-Risk Populations)

Cervical and vaginal cancers are higher risk in women exposed to DES in utero

2012 General Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening (not addressing high-Risk Populations)These 2012 guidelines are for general screening, and do not address high-risk populations. These would include women with a history of cervical cancer, exposure in utero to diethylstilbestrol, or those who are immunocompromised.

Read Updated Guidelines Released for Cervical Cancer Screening

Exposed to DES:  read Screening for DES Daughters

2011 Hottest Consumer-related Pharmaceutical Legal News Stories: Diethylstilbestrol DES was Top Five!

Hottest Consumer-related Pharmaceutical Legal News Stories for 2001:  Diethylstilbestrol DES was Top Five!” Lawyers and Settlements “, the premier publication for Online Legal Media, Top Five Pharmaceutical Topics of 2011 and their potential side effects are:

  1. Tylenol (liver damage, asthma)
  2. Actos (bladder cancer, heart failure, kidney failure, rhabdomyolysis)
  3. Depo-Provera (osteoporosis, menstrual irregularities)
  4. Diethylstilbestrol/DES (cancer)
  5. Yasmin/YAZ (gall bladder disease, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, ischemic stroke)

Read Releases Its Top 10 Pharmaceutical Topics for 2011

Time for Actions: did you SIGN THE PETITION ?

Films et Documentaires: “Sans Principe ni Précaution, Le Distilbène”

SANS PRINCIPE NI PRÉCAUTION, LE DISTILBÈNEEn croisant les itinéraires de femmes victimes du DES (distilbène) avec la parole des médecins, des représentants des pouvoirs publics et des laboratoires, ce film se propose de comprendre la mécanique qui mène de l’erreur médicale d’hier au déni d’aujourd’hui.
Une histoire de pensée dominante, d’intérêts économiques, de pouvoirs des mandarins, de solidarité de corps, de culpabilité aussi…
Une enquête en France, en Belgique, en Allemagne, aux Etats-Unis…
Un documentaire de Stéphane Mercurio et Catherine Sinet

Increased Risks Chart for Diethylstilbestrol-exposed Women (2nd Generation)

Are you a probable DES Daughter?
See this Chart and establish how much Risk you face!

Image courtesy of the National Cancer Institute.

A study of daughters of women given diethylstilbestrol, synthetic estrogen, during pregnancy has found that exposure to the drug while in the womb is associated with many reproductive problems and an increased risk of certain cancers.

DES is definitely no a drug of the past : this chart highlights the increased health risks associated with DES exposure, compared to the risks for women who were not exposed to DES in the womb.

Read Women exposed to Diethylstilbestrol in the Womb face increased Cancer Risk from the NIH/National Cancer Institute,
October 6, 2011.

More DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

Pregnant and told to take pharmaceuticals? Remember Thalidomide and DES worldwide disasters

Pregnant Women BewareDrugs such as thalidomide or DES (diethylstilbestrol) were given to pregnant women with disastrous consequences and so downplaying those examples by claiming that we do things differently today seems a key strategy for drug companies

A “Must Read” article: Pregnant Women Beware by Alan Cassels, Victoria University drug policy researcher

Never heard of DES Cancer? You will… – Diethylstilbestrol Legal News

Never heard of DES Cancer? You will…

To be known as a “DES Daughter” is not quite the same as proud membership in a revered woman’s group akin to the suffragette movement that promoted women’s rights and feminism in Great Britain and elsewhere in the early 1900’s.

Read Never Heard of DES Cancer? You Will…

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DES Voices, From Anger to Action

By Pat Val Cody, DES health activist and co-founder of DES Action USA

DES Voices, From Anger to Action
Take a new estrogen promoted by the pharmaceutical companies. Add doctors ready to believe in another miracle drug. Take post-World War II women desperate to have a baby after miscarrying. Continue prescription for years. The result is the tragedy experienced by million of DES-exposed mothers, daughters, sons and perhaps grandchildren. This is the story of what they did about the drug disaster that changed their lives.

Read DES Voices, a book written by Pat Val Cody, DES health activist and co-founder of DES Action USA.

More DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources

DES Drug Maker Eli Lilly accused of paying to win Business, Securities and Exchange Commission

Eli Lilly settles bribery lawsuit

Eli Lilly Settles SEC Case Involving Overseas Bribery Violations

The SEC charged Eli Lilly with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act due to payments made to government officials and associates by the company’s subsidiaries in Russia, Brazil, China and Poland.

Read Eli Lilly settles bribery lawsuit

Papers on DES lawsuits.