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.
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.
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 – 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.