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Did a lot of DES daughters die from it?

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In brief: Yes

Diethylstilbestrol (des) is a synthetic form of the hormone estrogen that was prescribed to pregnant women between 1940-1971 to prevent miscarriage, premature labor, & related complications of pregnancy.
Women who took des during pregnancy have an increased risk of breast cancer. Increased risks of clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and cervix & of breast cancer have been found for daughters.

In brief: Yes

Diethylstilbestrol (des) is a synthetic form of the hormone estrogen that was prescribed to pregnant women between 1940-1971 to prevent miscarriage, premature labor, & related complications of pregnancy.
Women who took des during pregnancy have an increased risk of breast cancer. Increased risks of clear cell adenocarcinoma of the vagina and cervix & of breast cancer have been found for daughters.
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