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
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I am proud to say that I have volunteered for Fran Drescher's Cancer Schmancer Foundation. Fran is the real deal. Her book, Cancer Schmancer, gave great comfort to me and my sister when our Mother was dying in the hospital. Fran is a tremendous human being and genuinely cares about the health and welfare of others. I support her Foundation and everything she does. I wish she had run for Senator of New York; she would have got my vote.

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

my own personal experience dealing with my Mother's illness and death.

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

not change a thing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the knowledge that my work was appreciated and that I made a difference.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, smart and kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change Women's Health for the better.

Ways to make it better...

I had done a little more research.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

being taken as seriously as other health organizations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

awareness and education are crucial.

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2007-6-01

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10 people found this review helpful

When my sister was first diagnosed it felt like our worlds fell apart. Thinking what to do where to go to. Then I started reading about cancer schamcer and this orgaization became an inspiration of hope. Like Fran Drescher we went to several doctors and received mis-diagnosis. Until about 5 doctors later my sister was finaly diagnosed with Lymphoma. Unfortunately she was in the bas stages of it. Her lung was 95% full of mass, due to all of this she had to go thru massive treatments of Chemo, radiation treatments. I thougt that this was nevering. Finally after about 3-4 years of this she has been in remission for 7 years. Because of this I started to donate more money than ever to several charities. I began to visit the sick in the hospital to let them know that there is hope out there.

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

I have seen many people become diagnosed at an early stage and not when it is too lage.

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

i would not nothing. Ms. Fran Drescher is doing a wonderful job and is the best advocate that I have ever heard and see speak about womens health. This all helps since she is a survivor herself

Ways to make it better...

I don't think that anything needs to change. They are doing a wonderful job with the Cancer Schmancer Foundation. They do so much helping people to become aware of the issues out there.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting more and more people involed and getting the message out there as far as you can.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is one of the best organizations that there is for helping everyone with cancer.

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2002-7-01

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7 people found this review helpful

This is by far one of the best organizations I've been involved with. They continuously educate you about the latest findings, risks,warning signs, you name it. The team is simply wonderful and it's a joy to volunteer for them. Raising awareness is just as important as letting people know that a diagnosis is not a death sentence. Stage one IS the cure!

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

the amount of people in my friends circle joining it after reading about it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the will and determination of the leaders to make a difference.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were all wonderful and sharing my passion.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide more free screening and more money for research.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I've never been one to go to the doctor... afraid of what they might find, never gave up time from work to do so...too busy, etc. The worst part is that I used to be a nurse, so I should have known better. But after I read Fran's book, it was like a brick hit me. I ended up going to the doctor and to make a long story short, I was able to catch my thyroid cancer in its earliest stages. Thank you for empowering me to take control of my body and for all you do for women!

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

myself!

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2009-5-01

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10 people found this review helpful

Cancer Schmancer Foundation is about empowerment of women in making their helath care choices. Its about women being able to demand the best diagnostic tests and early detection of cancers to have access to 100% cure rates that are available at stage 1. Its about encouraging doctors to be more open and receptive and to learn to listen in the relationship between doctor and patient. This foundation supports policy that will change the face of health care in a positive direction. It is top notch, and its leader, Fran Drescher, is also top-notch. She is an excellent, driven and ethical leader of this foundation.

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

changes in the ways that doctors are relating to their patients in a more positive and listening manner, and as a result, cancers are being caught in stage 1 when they can be cured!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The leader Fran Drescher does a great job in involving all of us and in keeping the visibility for this cause high.

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2009-7-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I think raising funds to help fight cancer is a terrific thing!! I feel if my Dad had put up a fight he'd still be alive today. SO GET OUT THERE & FIGHT!! DON'T EVER GIVE UP!

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

getting the word out. The more emails we send the better.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do terrific things in cancer research & beyond.

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2009-7-01

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6 people found this review helpful

In offering my services, I've been fortunate to work closely with some of the most compassionate and forward thinking group of people. In meeting and working with Fran, I can tell you that she is very genuine, strong and focused on getting early detection to become a priority in Washington.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

genuine, positive thinkers, go-getters

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2009-5-01

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5 people found this review helpful

The Cancer Schmancer Foundation provides the tools needed to make women aware of listening to their body. As a pageant title holder I am involved with many charities. This one is near and dear to my heart because it can happen to me! The world needs to know the importance to trusting what your feelings are and not giving up just because a test said you are fine. As a spokesperson for Cancer Schamancer I want to make sure that programs are available to help educate those who do not know or feel alienated.

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

Going on the television show The Doctors and having a famous actress talk about her issue with cancer that was undetected by 8 doctors

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2009-7-01

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7 people found this review helpful

In the spirit of Michael Jackson, it is great to see a celebrities put thier entire life behind making life better for thier fellow man or in this case woman. I am honored to support Cancer Smancer and as a "card carrying"memeber of the momma's boy club & "daddy wraped around his duaghters finger" club", i know the importance of helping spread the awareness of Stage 1 cancer and helping our sisters get cured, and helping them live Cancer free lives from that point on. Long Live Cancer Smancer. My name is Alan, and I am member of the momma's boy club & "daddy wraped around his duaghters finger" club.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is becoming more aware of Stage 1 cancer and helping women get cured!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were phenomenal & committed to saving lives, and living by GOD's commandment "love thy nieghbor".

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Save Lives, and and the survivors could save more lives, it would have the same impact of the movie "Pay it Forward"

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Thank God for Fran Drescher. That's all I have to say. I admire her for staying strong through her whole experience and trying to make a difference after it. And not only trying, but succeeding. Cancer really needs to be detected earlier so more women will survive. Stage 1 is the cure!!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

really helping to make a difference in early detection for women's cancer. And the drive and determination of Cancer Schmancer's members.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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