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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DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources (4)

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DES Cancer Link 40th Anniversary
Guest post from DES Daughter and WONDER DRUG screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy; DES cancer link 40th anniversary triggers a flurry of press coverage.

DES National Public Education Campaigns
Carol Devine radio interview on the silence around the DES issue and the difficulties to push for a DES National Education Campaign.

Can the Mediator scandal lead to justice for drug victims ?
Massive media coverage of Mediator drug scandal is parallel to the silence surrounding DES exposure but could lead to justice for drug victims.

Victory for a DES 3rd generation victim : the pharmaceutical company condemned
First 3rd generation DES Distilbène® court case. Justice is made for the victims Louis and his mother Helene. UCB Pharma is condemned.

Distilbène®: 20 Years of Legal Battle
First Distilbène® lawsuits, first victories for DES daughters, historical turning point and first victory for DES third generation against UCB Pharma.

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DES DiEthylStilbestrol Resources (3)

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Diethylstilbestrol DES

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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Flickr DES Photos Sets

Picture galleries available with social networking, chat, groups, and photo rating

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Flickr DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – Australia
DES Action Australia-NSW was established in 1995 by Carol Devine, DES daughter, DES activist, founder and coordinator of the Sydney based group.

Flickr DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – Books
DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – Books

Flickr DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – DES Info Blog
DES Info is not an official organization or group. It was created by several DES Daughters as a way to proactively share information about DES.

Flickr DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – Drugs
Diethylstilbestrol or DES was sold under many brand names including Distilbène®, Stilboestrol-Borne®, Benzestrol®, Chlorotrianisene®, Estrobene® and Estrosyn® to name just a few.

Flickr DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – Events
Symposiums, colloques, seminars and other DES events from around the world.

Flickr DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – France
The support group Réseau DES France was established in 1994. They’ve achieved many results and successes such a the right to longer maternity leave for DES pregnancies.

Flickr DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – Media
DES media news. Press cuttings from around the world

Flickr DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – Research
DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – Research

Flickr – DES Diethylstilbestrol’s Sets – USA
DES Action USA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to identify, educate, provide support to, and advocate for DES-exposed individuals as well as educate health care professionals.