Women with Certain Cancers May Be Victims of Drugs Their Mothers Took

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Women suffering from clear cell adenocarcinoma (CCA) or other cancers of the vagina or cervix might actually be victims of a pharmaceutical drug their mother took. Diethylstilbestrol, or DES for short, was a synthetic hormone designed to prevent miscarriages. A variety of manufacturers sold this drug from the 1940s into …