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Fact: In 1947, the FDA approved the use of DES to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with a history of miscarriage. Fact: In 1971, The FDA removed prevention of miscarriage as an indication for DES use and added pregnancy as a contraindication for DES use. Yes you read well "contraindication"! The FDA issued a warning but didn't ban DES! via Diethylstilbestrol, Journal of a DES Daughter

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Women exposed to synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES) in the womb face increased cancer risk, study finds

Women exposed to synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES) in the womb face increased cancer risk, study finds.

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DES Daughter: The Joyce Bichler Story

DES Daughter: The Joyce Bichler Story, a Book about the first DES Trial by @JoyceBichler, on Flickr

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.

DES - The Bitter Pill - How medical indifference turned a miracle drug into a national nightmare by Robert Meyers

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Daughters at Risk

Daughters at Risk, a Personal DES History, on Flickr

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Le Cancer chez Nos Enfants! Signez la pétition “Eva Pour La Vie”

Comme DES Daughter Network, SIGNEZ la pétition!

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Study backs mammograms for women 50 to 69

Routine mammograms: Should we or shouldn't we? This new study supports the idea that routine mammograms can prevent deaths from breast cancer without causing undue harm. DES daughters have a higher risk of developing breast cancer after age 40 ... #mammogram #breastcancer

DES – The Drug to Prevent Miscarriage Ruins Lives of Millions by DES Daughter, Hormones Matter pinned with Pinvolve - pinvolve.co

In DES Daughters, Susan Bell recounts the experiences of this generation of "victims." In moving, heartfelt narratives, she presents the voices of those women who developed cancer, those who were cancer-free but have concerns about becoming pregnant, and those who suffered other medical and/or reproductive difficulties.

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DES Daughter Susan joined “Swim Across America” and raised funds for Pediatric Cancer Research

DES Daughter Susan joined "Swim Across America" and raised funds for Pediatric Cancer Research

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How Chemicals Change Us

Researchers warn that endocrine disruptors can trigger hormonal changes in the body that may not show up for decades. One called DES, a synthetic form of estrogen, was once routinely given to pregnant women to prevent miscarriage or morning sickness, and it did little harm to the women themselves. But it turned out to cause vaginal cancer and breast cancer decades later in their daughters

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My Right Eye: A Blogger’s Journey Through Cancer

DES Daughter? I never blamed my mother for what happened to me. Any blame to go around—and there was plenty—should have been distributed among the long parade of doctors who misdiagnosed me at every turn.

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Pregnancy Exposure Increases Breast Cancer Inheritance in Offspring - Health News - redOrbit

Pregnancy Exposure Increases Breast Cancer Inheritance in Offspring