Thursday 11 March 2010

Write "DES exposed" on your BreastScreen Questionnaire

When you next attend BreastScreen, make sure to provide detail of your DES exposure in the question about hormonal treatment on the Breast Cancer Family History Questionnaire. We know that DES exposure is not currently questioned on this form. However, by adding the detail of your DES exposure, this helps BreastScreen assess your risk.

Some members of DES Action Australia-NSW (DES daughters and mothers) following their mammograms have received letters from BreastScreen stating: Based on the information you provided and in keeping with current scientific evidence, you may have a greater chance of developing breast cancer than the average woman of your age and you are eligible for annual screening through BreastScreen NSW.

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