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DES (diethylstilbesterol)  
Abstract:  This handout describes the drug diethylstilbesterol (DES), a man-made version of the hormone estrogen, often used in the treatment of prostate cancer. Information includes how it is given/taken, common side effects, and possible drug-drug or drug-food interactions. Authored by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, this information is made available to UWMC clinicians by agreement between SCCA and UWMC, as a service to the patients who visit both healthcare facilities.
Author: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, October 1, 2017
UWMC Availability:  Oncology/7SE; Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Drug Therapy; Cancer
Specific Subject(s):  Side Effects; Prostate Cancer; Injections; Hormones; Drug Interactions
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Technical
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3863

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