Breast cancer and DES

Breast cancer and DES

Looking for info on breast cancer treatment related to DES babies. My moms came back in the middle of chemo and I just had a double mastectomy in April now taking anastrozole when I ask if it works against DES cancer they look at me like I’m an alien

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I’ll bet the oncology nurses don’t know what you’re talking about!

Diethylstilbestrol (DES) is a synthetic form of the female hormone estrogen. It was prescribed to pregnant women between 1940 and 1971 to prevent miscarriage, premature labor and related complications of pregnancy.

If you were exposed to the drug ‘in utero ‘, your mom took DES when she was pregnant with you and their are associated risks for you.

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Ri...

posted 17 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member Years ago, a doctor knew everything about the patient. Not many specialists so our family doc delivered babies, performed surgery and he even made a house call to check up on me after removing my tonsils. Those were the old days ... docs knew it all ... patients couldn’t imagine questioning them!

posted 10 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

The military used it and it seems to have been more common from Michigan east. There was a class action lawsuit in the early 80’s. My daughter (a DES granddaughter) seems to have been hit with every terrible side effect from it

posted 11 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Thank you for the link! My mother had 3 miscarriages in the 1960’s before having me. I’ll ask her about this. I wonder if she even knows if she had it or not. She doesn’t pay that much attention to details sometimes and trusts the “expert” doctors.

posted 11 days ago
Browse more questions and answers
Continue with Facebook
Sign up with your email
Already a Member? Log in