Cancer Schmancer Foundation

Rating: 4.92 stars   218 reviews

Issues: Cancer

Location: PO Box 2760 Reston VA 20195 USA

Mission: The Cancer Schmancer Movement is dedicated to saving women's lives through early detection of cancer. We are: • transforming women from patients into informed medical consumers • educating women on the importance and methods of early detection • shifting this nation’s priority from just looking for a cure, to prevention and early detection.
Target demographics: Women
Geographic areas served: National
Programs: EARLY DETECTION FRAN VAN PROGRAM - Cancer Schmancer has discovered that there are many existing cancer-screening services for low-income individuals, the uninsured and underinsured; however, many of them are struggling to reach the people they have committed to serve, particularly women, because they just don’t have the capacity to get the message out. This is where Cancer Schmancer can have the greatest impact. Because of our belief in collaboration to achieve a higher goal, we have built a model to partner with local, existing cancer screening services for women in need in order to reach and build capacity. (These partners are screening equipment transport vans, mobile cancer screening vans, or local clinics/hospitals, depending on the greatest need of each community.) As part of our capacity building, the Early Detection Fran Van program provides training to outreach volunteers who will help educate the communities and help women make and keep their screening appointments. This year, we are in the process of development and piloting this program in three cities, with an ultimate goal of development in cities across the US and eventually abroad. WE THE FUTURE - mobilizes the youth of this country to engage in community education and fundraising initiatives in order to support Cancer Schmancer’s programs and share the life-saving message of early detection and living healthily. www.CancerSchmancer.org/wethefuture
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

hi im brittany i like this organization for a reason it helps us and our doctors detect ovarian cancer it also helps the women who have this cancer i almost hade a problem in this area but the doctors couldent find nothing

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learning why this organization exists what it can do to to help people with this illness

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form a protest

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hi everyone...my name is victoria....i would love to be involved in fran drescher's cancer schmancer organization...she is a big icon to me, i love everything she does...i hope to meet her someday...when i read in her book that she had cancer..i cried..the whole story was touching and heartfelt..now im soo glad that she beat it and is almost 11 years well...i am involved in the american cancer society's relay for life though..which is a wonderful cause for cancer everywhere...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

fran drescher and everything she does for women all over

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

nothing

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Rating: 5 stars  

I must say that I love what Fran Drescher has done for cancer patients. I am a HPV ambassador, but I have been faced with cancer. Fran's words of wisdom and inspiration. Cancer Schmancer is a great cause and I think they need recognition. Fran is the best!

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yes i have

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i wouldnt change anything

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Rating: 5 stars  

In this state of economy today, affordable healthcare is non-existent, especially if you are lower income. I use to have insurance & a job & didn't know that I would be laid off & not be elgible for insurance until my unemployment ran out. Finally "elgible" for state healthcare, I finally made my screening appt. that I had put off for 2 years...only to be dropped the next month to system errors & have no coverage. At least I got my screening & thank God no issues...but what if??? Every women should have the right to be screened yearly, it may save her life!!! Thank you for your program!!! Let's help it grow state-wide!!!!

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I personally experience results from this organization because it hadn't been started soon enough...I am now a lower income, single mom & would be a "candidate" for services!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Only to have more advocating on state levels to show how much this organization is needed in every state!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have survived cervical cancer. I thankfully had non-cancerous fibroids on my uterus resulting in a hysterectomy. Thank goodness for Cancer Schmancer. I was able to get information in layman's terms and it helped me feel calm. I have a wonderful OBGyn and when I have any concerns, I go to this website first to make sure I have the information I need to ask the right questions. Asking the right questions helps me and my doctor. I feel empowered by going to the site. Most women don't feel right asking questions until it is too late. Raising awareness of this site might help women feel more confident when going to their doctor.

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As I stated in my review above, I have had the direct result of being able to speak with my doctor in a more thorough and direct manner. I really like my OBGyn - but I know it is essential not to take everything at face value and to take time to understand everything we talk about. I don't know if I could have done that without Cancer Schmancer.

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It might be good to have a place for doctors. It is frustrating that the medical profession knows that women are different than men, but still treat us the same. The most current information could be provided. Also, I realize that doctor's are on a short time frame, but they should offer to schedule a longer time to discuss more serious conditions. It could be a reminder how to discuss major decisions that need to be made (e.g. - should the ovaries be removed during a hysterectomy).

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Rating: 5 stars  

cancerschmacer has change my life around when i read fran book CS there where alot of my questions anwers the thing i know to day my mom would been alive but she lost her battle with brest cancer fran inspiring me to make a difference in my life the organzation is important to all and fran has done so much with woman health care stage one is the cure

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nope

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would not change anything about cancerschmancer

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Unsure

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a 2x breast cancer survivor and former director of the American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Program in NYC. I have two blogs for women with breast and other female cancers. I have reached out to Cancer Schmancer on a few occasions looking for statistics on female cancers for posts i was developing and for resource referrals for my readers.

Each time I contacted this organization I received the help I needed. Everyone I spoke to or emailed was generous with their time and more than willing to help.

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See Above

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I first discovered Cancer Schmancer I thought it would be just like all the rest of the orgaanizations in the world, but the people running Cancer Schamancer are actual survivors and care about all the persons who donate and join, and they really do try and make a difference in the world of women's health care. These women know exactly what your talking about, they can actually give you answers to your questions from experience, and support you through it all. They educate us for our own benifits. If I could do more for this organization I sure would! I love how open everyone is and how you get that home like feeling when talking to someone about something. it truly is a magnificent organization that really has made a change in Women's Health Care today!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

how much i've learned from all the information I have read on women'a health.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing. It's perfect!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

I guess more representatives especially in Georgia.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes I am alot smarter about my health and he questions and test I should be asking for when going to the doctor.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Magnificently phenomenal!I feel like i'm helping and doing something with my time, not just wasting it watching tv or something.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Cancer Schmancer is dedicated to educating women about early detection. I wish such an open organization existed when I was younger. When I had my first brush with a possible cancer diagnosis, I was shocked. I was unprepared and overwhelmed. While I was breaking down emotionally, I was scrambling to find answers to the many questions I had. Cancer Schmancer provides information and support during these difficult times. Preparation, knowledge, and support are key.

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providing knowledge and support.

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make the organization more visible to the general public.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Cancer Schmancer Foundation is an important organization for both survivors, family and current patients. It is great to have such a group of people who seriously care about what they believe in and back it up daily.
Thanks for all you do for each individual affected by your touch.

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Reading what they do and support

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