Beating Cancer One Lap at a Time

DES Daughter Susan Helmrich is one of the best swimmers in the world in her age group

Susan 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. With luck, determination, great medical care, the support of family and friends and the benefits of the sport of swimming, Susan has fought to escape the deadly legacy of a supposed wonder drug turned nightmare.

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DES and Breast Cancer

A breast cancer survivor, Jackie, reports on her DES journey

Jackie White is one of 53 women who is bringing the DES Breast Cancer lawsuit in Boston against the maker of the drug DES (diethylstilbestrol) prescribed to millions of women decades ago.

According to a large study, DES, the anti-miscarriage drug used in the USA until 1971 but also used in Australia and many European countries well after 1971, has been linked to health problems — including breast cancer, infertility, difficult pregnancies and early menopause — in the daughters and the granddaughters of women who took it.

The study suggests that one in 50 DES daughters had the chance of developing breast cancer due to their DES exposure.
Read more about DES and breast cancer risks.

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New AFSSAPS DES survey and update
DES historical facts, current issues, risks associated with DES exposure, breast cancer risks, post adolescent psychiatric disorders, risks for the 3rd generation, DES pregnancy care.

DES Sons Numbers and Health Concerns
Although less is known about the consequences of diethylstilbestrol exposure in men than in women, important DES health concerns have been identified.

DES Sons Studies
The most common reported health issues in DES sons studies are epididymal cysts, testicular problems, testicular cancer, infertility, psychological and neurological effects.

Gender Identity and DES Exposure
Dr. Dana Beyer radio interview on the significant evidence linking prenatal Diethylstilbestrol DES exposure with gender identity and transsexual development.

Historic DES Breast Cancer Court Cases
Boston Federal Courthouse holds the first DES Breast Cancer court cases on behalf of 53 DES Daughters September 07-23 2011.

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DES, Guilt, Fear, and other Emotions
Review of the emotions including anger, anxiety, fear, frustration and guilt felt by most diethylstilbestrol DES victims.

DES Activist outside USA
Carol Devine, Founder and Coordinator of DES Action Australia-NSW, highlights the difficulties for a DES activist to access information outside USA.

DES and Breast Cancer Risks
Are DES daughters at higher risk of Breast Cancer? What is the NHS approach in UK and what are the prevention measures?

Wanted: DES Aware Doctors
Please contact your local DES Action Group if you know a sensitive, aware doctor that you would recommend to DES victims.

DES (Diethylstilbestrol) Symposium May 2011
Find Location, Time, Speakers & Programme of May 2011 DES Symposium held in Boston U.S.A.

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