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February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

If I didn't happen to stumble across Cancer Schmancer, I'm not sure what I would have done! I've never been the type to go to the doctor or take care of myself, but hearing Fran's story, I was able to go to the doc and get my symptoms checked out. Luckily it wasn't cancer or anything, but I was so happy to be this "new person" who did what they were suppose to in terms of their health.

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Me!!!!!!!!

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Local support groups to get girls informed!

February 4, 2011

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February 4, 2011

I joined Cancer Schmancer back when it first started and I have donated faithfully ever since. I follow the movement because I think it is one of the most worthy causes out there. The value of a person's life is worth more than any amount of money and the only way to ensure a long life is through health. Unfortunately you can't always rely on doctors and so you must rely on yourself to be an advocate to your health. This can be quite stressful so to have someone else also be a lookout for you is a wonderful thing and that is what I feel Cancer Schmancer does. It helps empower people to take control of their bodies and if they faulter that is ok because Cancer Schmancer is their back up...giving them tips on what to do and what questions to ask. Cancer Schmancer's goal is to diagnose cancer in Stage 1 when it is most curable. If diagnosed in Stage 1 the survival rate can be as high as 95%. If you help support Cancer Schmancer you can be one of the millions of people who believe in getting that Stage 1 diagnose in order to save lives. If everyone had that chance millions of people would survive each year. You can't put a price on that. If you had the chance to save a life, wouldn't you?

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I myself have never had cancer but the feeling I get from knowing that I too can help those who are fighting it is truly amazing.

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As of now I wouldn't change anything.

February 4, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011

I think prevention should be a top priority! It takes SO long to even get seen by a doctor unless you already know. I'm currently on a waiting list of about 24 months for a colonoscopy as it runs in my family... More needs to be done!

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Getting emotional from reading survivor stories..

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

Make all governments donate!

February 3, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 3, 2011

This charity really get it! There is so much focus on a cure for cancer while the key is in early detection and pervention. 90% of cancer is curable when caught in the first stage. 90%!!! That is what Cancer Schmancer is all about. Early dectection is the key to saving lives and with Cancer Schmancer programs like the Fran Vans, this charity is doing its best to help women catch breast and ovarian cancer in its first stage so that these women have a chance to fight and live. Go Cancer Schmancer!

P.S. I love you Fran!

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Because my grandmother had breast cancer

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

Get more Fran Vans on the street

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

hi, my name is valerie and im 14 years old. The only time i have heard about cancer in my family was my grandmother. My dad's mom had ovarian cancer. she had 5 kids and a husband. My dad was the youngest of the kids and a very hardworking kid as well. That was great because they were poor. Living in the city it was hard. they got through it though. My grandmother fought with cancer for a little while. I don't know the full story. All I know is that she struggled. She was in a great deal of pain all the time. She was in her early 50's if not 50 when she died. My dad was only 19. He went to a little college before that but dropped out because she needed all the support she could get. Now my dad married my mom a little after that and had me. I'm the oldest of 5. I wish i knew my grandmother because she sounded great. I never met my grandfather either. I'm so greatful for the Cancer Schmancer Movement because i know they are helping people to detect cancer when it is most curable. STAGE 1 IS THE CURE! Now my greatest hero is Fran Drescher. When i look at her I think that that tiny body is helping millions. thanks fran! you are truly my hero and my role model!

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in all of these cancer free people! I feel that all of these cancer free people have something to do with cancer schmancer. I think it saved their lives.

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I wouldn't make changes because it is the best!

February 1, 2011

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February 1, 2011

My mother is a Breast Cancer survivor. At the time of her diagnosis, I was 16 years old. I didn't know what to do, or what to think. And to be quite honest, neither did she. We had heard briefly of Fran's struggle, but after cancer hit so close to home, we both started doing our research. Cancer Schmancer helped us both. My mother learned not to take this lying down, and just act like her doctors had the final say. She asked questions, got second opinions, worked fast, and became a medical consumer. We were both fans of Fran, and seeing her strength and courage, and her willingness as a celebrity to reach out to the public and start something that would save lives gave us hope, and we knew that everything was going to work out. I am 21 years old now, and I see my mother as my biggest inspiration, but Fran Drescher is right alongside her, because she helped me keep my head up, and not feel sorry for myself, or my mother, because we didn't act like victims. Cancer? "Cancer Schmancer!" "If you catch it on arrival, 95% survival!"

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My mother's survival, and the survival of people everywhere is a direct result of the ideas and practices of this organization. Being a medical consumer, and learning that early detection is key in beating cancer is something every single person on this planet should know about, and that is what Cancer Schmancer is doing. Informing people, and leading them on the right track.

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I would not change a thing about Cancer Schmancer. I feel that it is 100% effective in teaching the public the ins and outs of cancer survival.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

June 29, 2010

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June 29, 2010

I will preface this with a note that I am a pharmacist. In 2006, before I knew of Cancer Schmancer, my wife suddenly began experiencing changes in her health status beginning with elevated blood sugar. This was odd as she historically had very good blood sugar and exercised frequently. I asked her to ask her naturopathic physician to perform a blood insulin level test. Her insulin levels were low. Her primary care physician (PCP) chose to prescribe a drug called metformin for her (suggesting a diagnosis of metabolic syndrome...a reduced sensitivity to insulin). I told my wife that the prescribing of that drug was premature as the diagnosis was inconsistent with the test results. Metabolic syndrome would produce an elevated blood insulin level, not a reduced one. She chose to fill the prescription. I expressed concern that something might be going on with the pancreas. After a month, or so, she began developing central abdominal pain and it was suspected that the metformin as causing this problem. They stopped the metformin. The discomfort did not stop. the pain was coming from an area in the vacinity of the stomach/pancreas. She was referred to a gastro-enterologist (G.I. doctor) who tested her pancreatic enzyme levels. They were okay. The G.I. doctor then arranged to test for gastroparesis... thinking that might be contributing. She had to wait a couple of months for that test. It confirmed what we already knew...her digestive tract was slow (and always had been but with no pain prior to this). I guess the doctor decided that was the connection to the pain. It wasn't clearly stated. We went on vacation for a couple of weeks. When we returned, she asked me to feel her abdomen (central, just below the sternum). It was aching and where it was aching, it was very obviously pulsating. It concerned me as I knew that her grand-mother had died of a ruptured aortic aneurysm and this was in the vacinity of the aorta. I emphasized she needed to get into her PCP right away to arrange an ultrasound scan. Her physician kind of laughed and said if it was an aortic aneurysm, she would likely be dead already...but, to make her husband feel more comfortable, he would arrange an ultrasound. She went in to have the ultrasound of her aorta but while she was there she said her husband had expressed concern about her pancreas and could she check it also. The technician did...then abruptly left the room and a short time later brought a physician in also. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Between the original onset of signs and symptoms, the misinterpretation of these, the misdiagnoses, the delays in testing...about 5 to 6 months of lost treatment time passed....while the cancer became more severe. In the end, it was the actions of her and I that led to the proper diagnosis. My wife had the advantage of having a health care professional at home. Most people do not. Fran Drescher's experience of missed diagnostic opportunities was inexcusable. My wife's situation was less obvious but if the signs and symptoms were methodically evaluated and acted on, she should have an ultrasound of her pancreas area 4 to 5 months sooner. There are far too many such failures in our health care system. In my position as a pharmacist, I see things all the time that are very troubling. I applaud and admire Fran for taking her disturbing personal experience and turning it into a positive by developing and implementing the Cancer Schmancer Foundation in order to try to help others to improve their odds at receiving better diagnostic and treatment outcomes and greater opportunities for such. Thank you, Fran. You will no doubt save lives and reduce the heartache and pain associated with the unnecessary loss of loved ones. Sincerely, Kyle

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I have not personally experienced the results of this organization, but I know many will benefit from the ongoing implementation of its goals.

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

observing the enthusiastic, energetic and indefatigable Fran in action promoting and supporting the organization.

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

save more people from the inadequacies of our health care system. The more funds available, the more people that are helped.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 26, 2010

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June 26, 2010

Hey Everyone! I have recently gotten the book that started this movement "Cancer Schmancer" by Fran Drescher and it's an amazing book. What everyone needs to do is galvanize and become a collective group so we can stop cancer misdiagnosis. I am only 19 and have been affected with cancer. I haven't done anything to get involved with Cancer Schmancer but I am planning to do a club to help. Stage 1 is the Cure!

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A year!

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 13, 2010

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June 13, 2010

Cancer Schmancer is a great movement dedicated to helping women TAKE CONTROL of their bodies and health. Their website if full of very helpful information regarding gynecological cancers and how to prevent them. CSM motto is, "Stage 1 is the cure!" Why? Because many women IGNORE the early warning signs of cancer, either because they are too busy with their lives or are afraid to know the results. CSM teaches women of all ages to be proactive and speak up at the doctor, because sometimes they care more about a round of golf than their own patients well being. When cancer is diagnosed in Stage 1, there is such a great chance of survival and most women can nip it in the ass before it grows into stage 2 or 3, or even worse...4. Fran Drescher survived cancer and she wants to help women overcome it and prevent them from going through the unfortunate hell she`s experienced. Fran was named Diplomat, has recieved numerous awards for her charity and DEDICATED work helping, inspiring and saving womens` livess! She is a great role model for women of all ages and continues to inspire and lead the way, almost like a teacher for teens and young women who have been through rough times. PLEASE give Cancer Schmancer the 5K, THEY DESERVE IT!!

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I realize I only have one body and I`ll have to live with it another maybe 60 years? lol. They are teaching me to start treating myself a little better.

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 10, 2010

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June 10, 2010

Cancer schmancer helps bring awareness to women of of ages all over the world. Fran Dresher helps bring awareness by educating women to see their primary care physician or gynecologist on a routine basis or sooner if their anything unusual going on with the female organs. Because early detection is the best for prompt diagnosis and treatment.

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very positive

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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