From ‘liquid biopsies’ to precision medicine, these five developments will change cancer care in the next decade. Learn more.

Reply
Gold Conversationalist
0
Kudos
463
Views
0
Replies

DES: Critical 1971 finding of cancer in young women - Do you know if you were exposed!

463 Views
Message 1 of 1
DES Info: 1971 New England Journal of Medicine ~ DES Article
 
When the article on DES hit the New England Journal of Medicine on April 22, 1971, of course there was a lot of excitement; there was a lot of worry.
 
Immediately, gynecologists who remembered using DES, and mothers who remembered taking it were very frightened and very upset.
 
The phone calls started: “What’s going on? Does my daughter have cancer, do I have cancer” And the one that was really worrisome and caused the greatest concern, was “What are my chances of getting cancer?”
 
Nobody really knew. We did not know if these were seven isolated cases and there weren’t going to be any more…. Of if there were going to be seven million cases. We didn’t even know how many pregnancies were associated with DES.
 
Today we know that over 10 million Americans were exposed as well as millions around the world….
 
The DES Tragedy story is not over and now we need to look more at the third and fourth generation….
 
#Diethylstilbestrol
#TheDESTragedy
DESInfo411@gmail.com

 

DES 1971 Link to Cancer.png 
Karen M. Fernandes
Report Inappropriate Content
0
Kudos
463
Views
0
Replies
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Users
Announcements

Open Enrollment: Oct 15-Dec 7, 2019 Find resources to help you decide on the best healthcare insurance plans for you during Open Enrollment season