” The characteristics of my cancer were for women over 60 typically. It wasn’t the type of cancer a 40-year-old or a 44-year-old woman gets.
When I read the research that’s been done, I found I had more chance of getting it because my mom took DES ”
said Arline MacCormack, one of 53 women from the USA who are suing Eli Lilly manufacturer of the DES drug.
Read Boston lawsuit claims DES-breast cancer link
More about Eli Lilly lawsuit
Boston DES Breast Cancer trial – The Melnick sisters interview
When the Melnick sisters’ trial began - The McCarthy family interview
When the Melnick sisters reached a settlement with the drug company
Time for Actions : did you SIGN THE PETITION ?
Posted by DES Daughter on 03/02/2013
Watch DES Activist and DES Daughter Caitlin McCarthy with her DES mother discuss the Melnick sisters‘ trial after the opening statements on January 09, 2013
Posted by DES Daughter on 10/01/2013
This is a drug that was never adequately tested and never adequately warned said Aaron Levine, a lawyer for the Melnick sisters and the other women who have sued in Boston.
The Melnick sisters
- Read Sisters take Eli Lilly to court over their breast cancer on IndyStar.com
- Read Diethylstilbestrol Lawsuit: Melnick Sisters Sue Eli Lilly And Co., Producer Of DES Pregnancy Drug, After Breast Cancer Diagnoses on The Huffington Post
- Read ‘DES Daughters’ to sue Drug Company over link between Mother’s Pregnancy Drug and Breast Cancer on BlissTree.com
- Read Trial set to begin in Boston over pregnancy on boston.com and on drugwcvb.com
Boston DES Breast Cancer Trial 2013 January 08th
Posted by DES Daughter on 07/01/2013
“Doctors need to know to give adequate care and ask the right questions to assess breast cancer risk in their patients; being a DES daughter is a big one,” said Caitlin McCarthy, a DES educator and activist who isn’t involved in the lawsuit.
Read DES-breast cancer case can move forward, judge rules in Boston
Posted by DES Daughter on 07/12/2012
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.
Video from benzestrol.
Watch our compilation of DES Videos in English on YouTube via the Diethylstilboestrol Channel.
Posted by DES Daughter on 28/10/2011
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.
Posted by DES Daughter on 25/09/2011
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.
Posted by DES Daughter on 25/09/2011