July 8, 2009
This is a great organization! My mother has survived thyroid cancer twice, melanoma, and is currently battling breast cancer. I know first-hand the toll fighting cancer can take on a family. Currently, I teach medical assistant students. I have passed the information I've learned from the Cancer Schmancer Foundation on to my students in the classroom. I explain to them the importance of passing this information along to our patients. As Ms. Drescher has stated, women are normally the caregivers of the family and spend so much time taking care of the family that they ignore their own health concerns, often times to the point its too late. We see this on a daily basis in the clinics. As a health care professional, one of the hardest parts of the job is to comfort a newly diagnosed woman whose prognosis may have been promising had she gotten treatment sooner. The Cancer Schmancer Foundation is right - education is the key and stage 1 is the cure!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the lives of women who were saved by early detection.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
MY ROLE:Professional with expertise in this field & Educating medical assistant students who, in turn, educate their patients about early detection. Also doing a fund raising project at school for this foundation.