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Causes: Cancer, Health

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.

Programs: The cancer schmancer foundation educates women on the risk factors and early warning signs of cancer and the tests that can help detect cancer in its earliest stages. Www. Cancerschmancer. Org includes user-friendly educational tools, cheat sheets, and survivor stories. In addition, cancer schmancer operates the early detection fran van program in los angeles, ca. We have built a model to partner with local, existing cancer screening services for women in need in order to build their capacity, increase the number of women screened, and educate the community through grassroots educational efforts. Our detox your home school program educates students about preventing cancer and other chronic disease through healthy lifestyle change. We are currently producing a video hosted by fran drescher and jamie foxx that will be finished in 2018 and distributed to schools and youth programs across the us. Our program currently reaches 100+ schools, and we are expanding that reach. Fran dreschers health summit presents medical and health professionals at the cutting edge of their respective fields for a day-long program of education about preventing cancer and other disease. The program targets adults with families and teaches them what questions to ask their own providers. Topics discussed include traditional vs. Alternative medicine, gmos, mental health, mens health, detoxing your home, current environmental issues, nutrition, whole body dentistry, meditation, and holistic alternative medicine. The program reaches hundreds of people and transforms patients into active medical consumers.

Community Stories

218 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Donor

Rating: 5

My friend mom died of cancer. She was fighting cancer for a couple of years, but won the fight later on. Years later she went into the hospital for pneumonia, and know one expected anything. Three days ago we found out she had cancer that had spreaded to her brain. Last night she died in her sleep. This only mother with four kids could have gotten help, but they hospital didn't have the correct care and wasn't aware of his patient. Now her kids are alone and scared, and asking themselves what they could have done to help. I want to help spread awareness for cancer and this charity will help. RIP Kim Brown

1

Advisor

Rating: 5

My friend's mother recently died of cancer. They didn't catch it in time.
Having been a fan of Fran's for years. I only just recently read cancer schmancer and have been reading the blogs and articles on the site.
Fran and cancer schmancer are doing a great job to raise cancer awareness.
I wish everyone knew about this site and the book and realize that Stage 1 really is the cure.
Thank you for all you're doing. keep up the work.

1 Amber R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

cancerschmancer is a wonderful website you can leading so much for it i know i have fran is just amazing what she does i also read her book cancerschmancer is was amazing i love it no one know your body better then you so if ther something wrong go to the doctor right way because if you don't it will be too late over the year i have donate money to cancerschmancer to make a differ an save a life

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Introduction

I, Dr. Carolyn Stroebe, am…..

• A Licensed Psychologist in Berkeley, Ca. --trained as both a research scientist (skeptic & evaluator of research) & a clinician (have seen cancer patient/survivors for imagery & hypnosis, coaching to deal with physicians/medical bureaucracy, & other psychotherapeutic services).

• The daughter of a two-time breast cancer survivor who died of another cancer, possibly a side-effect of breast cancer treatment; as such I have felt the “Big C” diagnosis shock & have fought the medical establishment for my mom through her battles with cancer.

• A woman with some cancer risk: having grown up in the breast cancer capital, Marin County, & having had both parents die of cancer (among other risk factors).

• A small-time fundraiser for three S.F. Bay Area cancer organizations in the context of 153 Alcatraz swims.

• One with many other family members and friends, survivors & not, who have suffered from cancer.

• Fortunate… having had a surgery to investigate possible ovarian cancer reveal no malignancy.

• Pleased to have recently discovered Cancer Schmancer (AFTER my teen age daughter introduced me to The Nanny and Fran Drescher!)


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

• Donating
• Purchasing products
(everything ran smoothly)
• Planning to do some (very small bits of ) fundraising during my 2nd 100 Alcatraz swims.
• Referring clients & friends to the website (no feedback yet by expect it to be good)
• Personally exploring & utilizing website.

Since my primary exposure to Cancer Schmancer has been through the website, I’ll review/describe some of my miscellaneous observations and journeys below.

• The setting is welcoming and friendly
• The website pulls diverse resources
from renowned institutes & sources.
• There’s a curious body map upon which one clicks on the “cancer site” of interest. Since I am at risk for developing breast cancer, I click on the boobs. This brought forth a list of breast cancer symptoms along with a link to a useful breast cancer cheat sheet with risk factors.
• Another link on Cancer Schmancer sent me to a site where answering a series of questions allows a computer to calculate my individual risk of getting breast cancer. Unfortunately it was above average as suspected. The evaluation informs one about prevention possibilities by differentiating factors one can change (e.g., diet, exercise) and those irrevocable (e.g., hereditary factors).
• I was able to find an explanation of CA-125, a test I was given back in the early 90’s the docs suspected I had ovarian cancer was present. Because my test was positive, the surgery was expedited. Fortunately there were no malignancies and this showed the test to be a false positive. Information gathered with great difficulty then, was a click of a mouse away on Cancer Schmancer.
• Interviewing physicians is one of my favorite topics. I’ve gotten pretty good at it over the years. I researched my mom’s first cancer and came to conclusions differing from the surgerons, but unfortunately about a week post-surgery. Because the procedure was not what it should have been she got cancer again. We had a second chance! This time I was on top of it. I disagreed with her oncologist and took her case to the tumor board at UCSF where they approved my solution. You cannot necessarily leave your treatment decisions to your physician. Read all about tawk with your doc on Cancer Schmancer (adapted from materials from one of our best medical centers, the University of California, San Francisco).
• Again I’ve not observed the real live Cancer Schmancer in action, but I did learn about Fran Vans and/or how they puts their money where the mammogram is. I was impressed. Fran Vans provide cancer screening for uninsured and/or low income women who desperately need such services. And, Cancer Schmancer goes far beyond. Should there be a cancer diagnosis, the buck stops with Cancer Schmancer, and/or is it the bucks don’t stop with them? Bottom-line: Cancer Schmancer makes sure someone with a cancer diagnosis is assigned a “patient navigator” -- a person who, as Fran says, “… navigates her through the odyssey of the medical community particularly if you happened to be uninsured or underinsured….”
• Cancer Schmancher has physicians and nutritionists to answer emailed questions, as well as libraries of articles about nutritional and medical issues involving cancer prevention.
• Despite learning all about my cancer risk factors, I also got to feel glad that I eat and love to eat raspberries, soybeans & lots of vegetables! I think I’ll start sipping some green tea as well as I read along with Cancer Schmancer and discover which of my favorite ice creams are made with artificial hormones and which aren’t. Later I might and print out beauty care do’s and don’ts for my 13.5 year old daughter who can fill a room with loads of chemicals when doing her nails. Lots to do on Cancer Schmancer.
• Thanks to the website I was able to quickly sign a petition to “tell President Obama to help prevent cancer by getting chemicals linked to the disease out of our cosmetics & other products we use every day.” Wow! How efficient is that?





Ways to make it better...If I had to make changes to this organization.

Not sure I would do anything other than try to increase ways to draw attention to and raise funds for Cancer Schmancer.(e.g., could they sell Cancer Schmancer at Cancer Schmancer? A good thought
but probably not due to some legal barrier?)

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

I don’t know. I’ve seen no statistics, nor know if they exist. And while I’m familiar with a number of local cancer organizations, and worked for the Red Cross, that’s about the extent of my knowledge of non-profits. However, importantly, if Cancer Schmancer does not currently have much impact, there is great potential: As great as the great people in this organization

For better or worse, Hollywood stars and politicians have power. Star power can draw attention, people & money, and at its best, inspire others to do good, by helping themselves, or the world. Fran Drescher’s is the better.

Fran’s is not empty star power, but quality star power, earnestly earned with the brilliance, talent and hard work necessary for a success like The Nanny.
And far beyond star power, she brings the intelligence, compassion, courage, creativity, warmth, wit, energy, generosity & practical focus to head up this excellent organization battling cancer. She is respected, admired, and credible. People will listen to her. This is huge.

This quality star power at Cancer Schmancher doesn’t stop with Fran. Guess who is on The Honorary Board of Directors? Indeed, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s star power has long been apparent, but her enormous popularity was proven when she, in essence, won the popular vote in the last Democratic presidential primary, and was appointed Secretary of State. Of course, Hillary’s knowledge of and passionate interest in health care also make her a perfect fit with Cancer Schmancer,

Secretary of State Clinton is joined by three members of congress: Representatives Rosa DeLauro, and Patrick Kennedy, and Senator Arlen Specter. Cancer Schmancer’s Legal Advisory Board includes The Honorable Gray Davis – Former Governor of CA.
Lots of stars in this sky.

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Without reservation. And I’ve already done so and will continue.

What is unique about this organization?

Again, because my experience with non-profits is limited, I’ve little basis for comparison. But here are my impressions. The first four features are not UNIQUE to Cancer Schmancer but UNCOMMON among cancer organizations.

1. The political angle, and watchdog role, is not all that common. Some cancer organizations may remain quiet regarding what corporations produce cancer-causing products, not wanting to rock the funding boat: Indeed, many companies that raise funds for breast cancer also make products that are linked to the disease!

Fran has the chutzpah to challenge, and make wonderful statements like: “’let our legislators know that the collective female vote is louder & more powerful than that of the richest corporate lobbyists.” And when commenting on the cosmetics industry said that it is self-regulating and as such “basically the fox guarding the hen house;” continuing she spoke of her “fear that when certain manufacturers given the choice between doing the right thing on behalf of the consumer and compromising safety in the interest of profit… a lot of manufacturers are going to err on the side of greed.” I couldn’t have said it better, even if I could say it publically in the first place. Fearless Fran!

2. Serving ALL women, regardless of socioeconomic status is again, not unique, but not common, and commendable!

3. Although the focus on EARLY DETECTION would seem simple and obvious, in practice it is not. This FOCUS can finally help it happen.

4. I mention again one of my favorite topics, the emphasis on communication with physicians. Fran tactfully names this Cancer Schmancer goal in terms of becoming “greater partners with our physicians.”
The following four features are UNIQUE TO CANCER SCHMANCER:
• Friendly, low-key, practical, down-to-earth. It’s hard to articulate …but country music could help. The Cancer Schmancer website FEELS good. There is a nice combination of information, resources, creativity, spirit and heart. CancerSchmancer.org is personal to Fran, familiar to her adoring public, and just downright welcoming and warm. Not bad for a cancer website!
• Somewhat related to this friendly tone is the feeling of inclusiveness. Cancer Schmancer, at least via the website, feels, somehow all-embracing: the mission statement, in reference to cancer starts we “ We’ve all been affected by it in some way, whether it’s ourselves, our families or our friends” Another sign and in another sense of this inclusiveness is the serving of “every woman, regardless of age, race or socioeconomic background .”
• This quality star power, discussed earlier, is as unique as Fran herself.
• Last but hardly least is humor. How many cancer organizations, websites and so forth use humor? Humor is Fran’s style but it could be more.

It’s long been rumored,
That laughter and humor
Can lead to health.

Could Cancer Schmancer be LITERALLY good for your health? We don’t know but it’s worth a look.
Although the research findings are inconsistent, & methodological problems abound, comedy, humor and laughter may have beneficial results in terms of health, and perhaps, specifically cancer. Indeed, this popular and long-held idea deserves quality research.
Currently research does suggest (and ONLY suggest) that exposure to humor may
• enhance components of immunity
• increase pain threshold.
• make for more effective coping with stress (for women only)
• enhance social support (again, for women only)
• help lessen distress during cancer-issue discussion with partners
• helped nurses foster trust in their patients.
• provide an important coping factor for breast cancer patients: in fact, humor was related to issues such as spirituality, the perception of meaning & purpose of life.
Yes, in the end, Cancer Schmancer and Fran may prove to be healthful as well as helpful. And, in sum, Cancer Schmancer is a quality, star powered organization working hard to save women’s live with the promise to do this in a very big (and hopefully half humorous) way.






1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer is so frightening and heartbreaking, and NO one deserves to go through it. I had never known what kind of symptoms or signs to look for, and that always scared me so much. But coming across Cancer Schmancer, I can't even describe to you... It has changed everything for me. I know what to look for now. I know what to do. I know how to react. And most importantly, I know that cancer is NOT the boss of me. The Cancer Schmancer Movement has taught me to be a medical consumer, and has comforted me and guided me in helping my dear friend who was just diagnosed... at stage 1. THANK YOU guys so much! It's fantastic, all around. You have my full support and gratitude!!!

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1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a woman, I support Cancer Schmancer. Someone had to bring awareness to women's cancers symptoms, Fran Drescher and Cancer Schmancer did. Finally the message has been spread in America that our body speaks and we need to listen to it. The message should cross the ocean now, too many women still don't know. Cancer Schmancer's mission has just began.

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1 Phyllis B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

"I think Cancer Shmancer is an excellent charity that I wish to see in Massachusetts. It is vital to getting the word out to everyone that early detection is our biggest weapon against cancer. As a mother that just found out that my husband is a carrier of the brca 1 and my two daughters might have it and have to be tested and facing if they have it that there might be a problem with furture health insurance. All this is so important. So much more is needed....
Thank you Fran for all that you are doing for all women

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1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think Cancer Shmancer is an excellent charity and is vital to getting the word out to EVERYONE that early detection is our biggest weapon against cancer. As a woman, as a mother, and as a person who has LOTS of cancer is her family, it is nice to know that there is a place I can go for help, advice, to share my story, or to just bond with other women (and men) who may be experiencing the same things I am. I think Fran is an amazing woman who has bravely brought this important topic to everyone.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Thank you to Fran and her team at Cancer Schmancer Foundation, for making some noise and progress in the fight for early detection of cancer! I fight for my mom, as she is no longer here to fight for herself. 2 years of misdiagnosis can not be tollerated; there are simple and effective tests, a CA 125 or abdominal ultrasound, that would have caught my hero's ovarian cancer BEFORE it spread. Instead Mom was sent away time and time again because her "pain" was not great enough. Many ovarian, cervical, uterine cancers cause discomfort/bloating..not pain! Make noise, be heard, don't take no as an answer, Know your body and speak your mind!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

We loved highlighting Cancer Schmancer as a Charity of the Month. Working with Jessica and Fran to help raise money for such a great organization was an honor. What they're doing is wonderful and so encouraging. To arm us with information and help women become educated on what the warning signs of cancer are -- it's such a needed service. So selfless of Fran to take her experience to help others. We love you!! Our company, One Meaning Couture, sells jewelry and apparel that bears a unique symbol of love and we give over 10% of all sales to a different charity each month. 813 means "I love you"...8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning. The 1 is always in the middle because love is the center of everything.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Fran Drescher inspired me to become a supporter of Cancer Schmancer because I can relate to what she had gone through as a cancer survivor. I have friends who are now gone -- they were diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer and looking back, if only we knew then what we know now through Fran (Stage 1 is the cure) we could have saved some lives. I also have a dear friend who is a cancer survivor like Fran and she is just fortunate to have been proactive (like Fran) with her cancer that she was able to overcome it . Fran Drescher had "turned her pain into purpose" thus inspiring many people, regardless of nationality and skin color, young and old alike.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I ran across the website for Cancer Schmancer when I was researching and trying to find information about uterine cancer. I was looking for both medical information and leads for programs that could possibly help with medical bills.

There don't seem to be many organizations that speak to the issue of uterine cancer, and it's good to see that someone is out there working to educate the public about what to look for.

There are currently no financial assistance programs for women who have uterine cancer; in making community leaders and lawmakers more aware, perhaps this will change. Why should women have to wait until the cancer has progressed in order to receive assistance?

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nothing is as important as Health! Nothing is more important than using all necessary means of prevention. And this is actually a topic that should concern us all! Cancer Schmancer gives a profound insight and answers our questions. It makes us aware and at the same time helps to take away our ignorance. It also supports us in dealing with our fear. Thank you Cancer Schmancer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a uterine cancer survivor! I had three operations, d&c, endometrial oblation, & the last one a complete hysterectomy. At first I was taken from my home to the ER as the bleeding wouldn't stop. The nurse had to use trauma dressing to wipe the blood. Then the doctor came in and told me it was just heavy periods and that I was going home. Needless to say the nurse was upset and asked if the doctor examined me which he did NOT. He was back in the room in minutes. I had ten blood transfusions and my hair was falling out just by touching it. Didn't have any family support I remember being soooo weak and after HOURS of blood transfusions would have to pick up my son who is adult handicapped with a brain tumor and he had to go through a series of radiation treatments. My heart was breaking having noone there for me. : / We watch "The Nanny" all the time and Fran what a fabulous person you are to share your story and reach out to others!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

i am a 2 x surviver - and i can appreciate Fran's ordeal in getting a correct diagnosis - i applaud her determination to help her fellow humans conquer this kind of disease

ps. spell check would be helpful

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Mary H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fran and Cancer Schmancer has opened my eyes as to the importance of early detection. The desire to help those women who do not otherwise have the means to obtain the necessary screenings is an awesome undertaking. I have given financial support to Cancer Schmancer and will continue to do so. I have also obtained their booklet and CD's and am putting them out in my health club. I am working with my health club to try and put together a fund raiser and hope to have news for the organization soon. The people at Cancer Schmancer care and are striving to help all women to detect this horrible disease in it's earliest stage

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I am a Physician Assistant in a family practice setting. I first learned of this organization as I read Ms. Drescher's book "Cancer Smancher". As a medical provider, I was angered by the response she recieved from the medical community during her own illness. As I read her book, I vowed to never allow one of my patients to feel as helpless as she did. She was one of the lucky one's who empowered herself, did the research, and pursued the diagnosis. It saved her life. Not everyone is that lucky or strong.
I have utilized this organization's website both professionally as a reference and personally as an interest. This organization allows women to empower themselves and "take responsibility" for their bodies. I have seen it teach women that they don't have to take no for an answer and can seek a diagnosis and cure early on in their disease process. Not only does the organization empower women, but it also empower female teens to take resposibility for their bodies and prevent cancer from developing.
This is a wonderful organization for women, but can also be an example for men to take control as well. The bottom line is that Cancer Schmancer advocates early diagnosis so that cancer can be stopped and cured through routine screening and educated contact with health providers. Women must feel strong and comfortable enough to challenge their health care providers, otherwise the partnership of medical provider and patient is a weak one. I commend Ms. Drescher for her strength, determination, and compassion.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My experience is through self-examination of my breasts. In the past few years, I have found two lumps on my right side. The first lump, in 2008, was deeply embedded in the tissue of my breast and I just had a mammogram, as I do every annually. Not being a person to panic, but also not an idiot, I saw my doctor a few days later who confirmed that it was in fact a lump; he sent me for an ultrasound because he could not understand why it was not on my mammogram either.

The woman who did my ultrasound could not detect the lump with the machine, although she could feel it, sounds strange, I know. The next stop was a surgeon, who spent two minutes with me and said it is a lump and I will remove it next week, see you then. The lump was a benign cyst, hurray!

On January 10, 2011, I found another lump on my right side, only under my arm and felt the same as the last one. I went to my doctor, he told me to have it removed, and I suggested a doctor that removed some melanoma from the tip of my nose in 2009. I am not kidding, you cannot see where the cancer was removed, and this doctor was so good.

The doctor that I saw is a reconstructive/plastic surgeon that took care of my nose, did it in his office, so I asked him to consider removing my cyst in his office with a local anesthetic. He agreed to do it with the condition that if the cyst were attached to anything bigger” he would sew me up and we would go to the hospital; I agreed.

On the day of my surgery, I was a bit nervous, of course, but at ease because I knew my doctor and trust him, and the .5 mg of xanax did not hurt either. I entered his office at 1:15 and was immediately escorted into the examination room. The nurse had the trays of instruments set up and ready for the doctor to begin and music that I liked was playing. My doctor is young so he had on old-time rock and roll, how cool is that? I was numb within a few minutes and he began cutting, I did not feel anything the entire time! It was amazing, I laughed with him and his nurse, then before I knew it I was back in the car, and on my way home and it was only 2:00. An amazingly good story, but wait it gets better.

One week later, I went back for a wound check and to get the biopsy results and they were negative. It was such a happy day, I am healing just fine and the sky was blue. The point of my story is that I found two benign lumps through self-examination, my relatives were not so lucky. I am the oldest woman left in my family, and only 53 years-old. Everyone before me has died from breast, cancer. I am an advocate of all women to examine themselves every single month, in the shower and lying down flat on their backs. No excuses or forgetfulness because it just might cost you your life!

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I came across Cancer Schmancer via the internet. I am a cancer support expert having pioneered Australia's first cancer support movement in the early 1980's. I was so impressed by the clarity, simplicity and quality of information of the website. How information is delivered (or not) to cancer patients can make an enormous difference to outcome - so this website and organisation are making a huge contribution to prevention, early diagnosis and survivorship with a commonsense approach. I have had my own experience with gynaecological problems when complications from a hysterectomy left me without bowel function and as a consequence, I had 20 surgical procedures over a 13 year period, ileostomies and colostomies. I experienced life threatening situations without cancer as the cause! I became a world first for a bionic implant to operate what was left of my colon. It was challenging and a tremendous learning experience. Even as a professional it was difficult to source the information I needed for survival. So from the point of view of a health professional and patient, I can see that Cancer Schmancer's website is not only inspiring, informative and practical - but it serves as a lifeline for women with cancer!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have lost some amazing women to this hideous disease and know several who are fighting as I write this! Not only is Fran strong and beautiful she's also a wonderful caring and giving woman to share and support others with few resources in this cause. Please join Fran's posse and help her continuing crusade for women's health!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is an incredible organization!! I'm from Italy and here there aren't association like that! I thought american woman are very lucky! Fran Drescher is my role model ever! God bless her, she's an angel! She's used her notoriety in the best possible way! PEOPLE LIKE HER SAVE THE WORLD! Her enthusiasm and her passion in whatever she's doing inspire milion of people! Stage 1 is definitely the cure!!
She makes the difference, she saves life! Thank you with all my heart!
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR BODY, EVERYONE! :)

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don’t have a story to tell and thank goodness I don’t. Thanks to the Cancer Schmancer Foundation I can continue to gain knowledge about cancer and possible prevention tips that could save my life.



An example of how this foundation has helped me is that I recently found out that BPA’s found in certain plastics and metal containers can be a contributing factor to reproductive and developmental issues.



One could argue that this information is all over the internet and all you have to do is research it, but, I wouldn’t have thought to research it, so, the only reason I have this information is because Cancer Schmancer thought of it for me/the subscriber and brought it directly to me via their emails. As a result I am now replacing certain plastic products with a safer product and am cautious when using the ones I’ve chosen to keep.



Additionally, the Cancer Schmancer Foundation’s primary goal is to educate and prevent. Other Foundations tend to raise and contribute money towards a cure. I think this is great too, but, given the choice I focus on preventing illnesses.



April

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Fran Drescher's distinctive voice first brought her fame as an actress. She is now using that voice to bring awareness to the importance of early cancer detection. I logged onto the Cancer Schmancer site shortly after I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. The information on the website reflects Fran's upbeat attitude and served as an inspiration to me to keep marching forward while battling my disease. Fran has become a true activist in the fight against cancer and I hope that I am able to participate in future events that will illuminate the need for quality health care for everyone in our country.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Cancer Shmancer is a terrific organization that is making us all aware,not just women, but all of us about the deadly disease of cancer. Fran Drescher is an amazing tireless worker, whose passion about her causes makes me want to help and make a difference. I have lost friends too soon and family members from this deadly disease. This is the way I can help and I hope that we will all join to make cancer a bad memory of the past....Thanks Fran for not sitting on the sideline....you are awesome!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Cancer Schmancer helped me gain lots of knowledge about cancer. Before visiting the webpage, I knew nuts about it. The website is very informative, often updated with the latest discoveries in medical science about the different cancers. Reading about the "Survivor Stories" allows me to understand the different adversities these people underwent which made me understand that I need to toughen up.

To conclude, I think that Cancer Schmancer webpage is very useful as it spreads the word of Cancer Schmancer through a device so common today. The internet.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is indeed blessed in so many ways. I have learned that I'm not alone and to listen to my body more. In addition to taking a larger and more pro-active role in my health and well being. Initially, I bought "Cancer Schmancer" for my mom because she was having severe pains before, during and after her period. After years of suffering and going to numerous doctors that just told her it was fibroids and/or early menopause. Finally we moved and she saw this wonderful gynecologist and it turned out that she had a radiply growing tumor on her ovary in addition to adhesions from a proir surgery years ago. The tumor went from 4cm to 7cm in less than one month. Thank God it was benign, but she had to have a total hysterectomy. With my mom's experience, I vowed not to keep silent and suffer. She hid it from us, so that we won't be worried. On August 4th, 2009, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, but I was completely asymptomatic, the nodules were found while having an MRI of my neck for something else. Withn 2 days of diagnosis, I had a total thryoidectomy. The shock didn't wear off until a week after the surgery and I cried for 4 plus hours straight. I reread Cancer Schmancer and it was then I took more serious note of cancerschmancer.org. I began to read other women's stories and fully understood that I was not alone. I never even knew thyroid cancer existed. Ms Drescher's "openness" about her life and the unconditional support of my family and friends helped me to understand that I should not walk alone, open up and let the people around me, help me. I've always been the helper and the one to stay strong. I had to learn to let go and be helped. Now, I've been having my own gynecological issues and I've learned to not just take my doctors' words, do my own research and take control; they really don't always have the answers. It is true, the best gifts do come in the ugliest of packages. I didn't know I had the courage to fight to be well and make my recovery faster than most. Thank you Cancer Schmancer! I know I went off tangent, but to conclude, this site makes it easy to understand what I'm going through, it's easy to navigate and I feel comfortable reading the information. Ms Drescher, thank you for thinking about all those women who can't afford the simple screening tests and saving so many lives. Most important too, teaching them to "open a mouth!" If my dad didn't push my mom to get checked, I shudder to think of what might have been. i am truly blessed with the graces that I have been given and I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason! I bought "Cancer Schmancer" in 2003 for my mom and it has helped me more than you know. Your organization continues to help many, believe me, I have referred many to your website.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is ultimately the best cancer non-profit organization. Everything that Miss Fran Drescher is doing makes her an inspiration for women everywhere. Stage 1 is definitely the cure! How do I know? My grandma is a cancer survivor of ovarian cancer and it was found in stage one. I stand by Cancer Schmancer of turning yourself from patients to medical consumers. My sister found a lump by her breast and she's had it for a year. Hopefully it's abnormal. Sadly, I also had a loss in the family from cancer so what Fran is doing, it's inspiring to make a difference. I'm trying my best to support Cancer Schmancer. Stage One Is The Cure.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed the efforts of Ms. Drescher and this organization as they fight to ensure that more women are diagnosed in the early stages of cancer. In addition to raising funds for research and care of patients, they have presented information and campaigned in front of Congress for legislative and monetary support. Early cancer diagnosis and treatment will not only save lives, it will save many thousands of dollars and enable thousands of families to live long and happy lives together.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Fran Drescher is an extraordinary advocate for women's health care reform. She lends her voice, passion, knowledge and personal experience to empower women as well as their families to get diagnosed in STAGE ONE of cancer when it is most curable. Fran inspires, motivates and mobilizes thousands of women to be their own best medical consumers. I believe Fran and her team can make a difference in this world. I believe in her efforts and have had the privilege to witness her efforts first hand on capital hill. She is a force to be reckoned with - I encourage you to join the CANCER SCHMANCER MOVEMENT. You will be part of the solution. Welcome to the 21st century - Fran will lead the way.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My grandma passed away in 2007 from uterine cancer, which was the same kind of cancer that Fran Drescher had. When I read Fran's book, I felt like it answered a lot of the questions I never got to ask my grandma. I really appreciated that. Then Fran started up the foundation to help other women get better treatment than even she got. I love the foundation's mission for empowerment. They promote the voice of women, and of young people, too. I personally fit into both of those categories, as I am a 17 year old girl. For my senior graduation project, I organized a large fundraising concert to benefit Cancer Schmancer. The event actually going to take place this Saturday at my high school. Throughout the whole process of planning this event, a Cancer Schmancer representative has been there to answer all of my questions. I am truly inspired by Fran Drescher's spirit. Instead of letting cancer bring her down, she turned the situation into something wonderful that is helping countless people. I believe in this organization whole-heartedly.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Victoria L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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...

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Kyeley M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Tamiruth

Donor

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer does a lot of great work to build community and encourage early detection through education and teaching people (especially women) to be proactive and advocate for their bodies and themselves.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In June of 2010, I was packing the contents of my aunt Sue's apartment when she learned she would be in Long Term Care at the Hebrew Home. After lifting heavy boxes, I saw blood. I had not seen blood in 10 years since having a D&C and never having a period again.

I am 63 years old.

I called my GYN and told her I saw a small amount of blood after lifting heavy boxes. she told me to come to her office where she examined me

and took a biopsy of a polyp she saw. The polyp was benign. My GYN sent me for a Pelvic sonagram and I was told I needed a D &C, which I had on June 25, 2010.

My GYN called me and gave me the name of a surgeon. My GYN said I have stage 3-4 of uterine cancer and I need to talk to a surgeon

she recomended. I had no one to go with me and the surgeon had no bedside manner. she told me she was going on vacation the following week and I needed to get her a copy of my Pelvic Sonagram CD .

I was confused what to do but went for the CD copy of my pelvic sonagram.

A friend had given me the name of the best Oncologist/Gynocologist and said you need to see him for a second opinion and take the CD to him. This time i brought a friend to listen and ask questions. hthe surgeon is Dr. albert j. Steren.

I told him my story and that i was told I have stage 3-4 of Uterine cancer and it would be a "bikini cut".

Dr. Steren told me he will not know the stage until after the surgery.

He was able to do a complete hysterectomy removing everything including the cervix lapiscopically. He took samples of the lymph nodes and surrounding organs.

in 2 weeks I learned it was not stage 3-4 but stage 1A and that i would not need chemotherapy or radiation.

I feel blessed to have found Dr. Steren and he will see me this week for my 6 month check up.

After my surgery, I was told by a friend that Fran Drescher also had stage One of uterine cancer and I found her website and am reading her book and learning I am not alone.

My parents are no longer alive an Aunt and cousins could care less.

My brother and sister in law did take me to the hospital and went with me to hear the results. My aunt sue died August 14, 2010.

Now i feel i have a mission to educate others and get involved with "Cancer Smancer".

I just retired from teaching art for 40 years and I have returned to subbing.

I would like to help design T shirts, bumper stickers, necklaces to help make money for Cancer Schmancer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer is such an important movement to make us all aware of the power we have over our own destiny. It enables us to use the power of our own voices in confronting cancer. Each of us knows of someone who has the dreaded "C" disease. My mother, for example, at almost 84 years of age is a 27-year breast cancer survivor because she detected it early.
Having cancer can be considered "taboo" thus making it an easy silent killer because those having the disease might be afraid to know that they have it; and if they know they have it, they are afraid to let anyone know.
Cancer Schmancer and Fran, as an advocate who has used her star-power to make us unafraid since it can literally happen to anyone, encourages early detection that should save lives. Our medical system is so oriented toward disease treatment. Currently, thank goodness, we are trying to place more emphasis on prevention so that treatment and early death are less prevalent. Cancer Schmancer is the premier movement in that process of societal reorientation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i lost my whole family to cancer, then was told i had it too.
i went into shock, not only is my family gone, but would i die too? Alone?
No kids, they told me i needed a hysterectomy immediately.
i tried so hard to fight, but the cancer was beating me, so i had to make the choice to have the surgery,no family for me, but i did get to live, I did get to help spread the word about early detection and a wonderful organization such as "Cancer Schmancer"
I even had a party when i got better , we raised almost 500 for the cause, i even wrote Cancer schmancer" on my cake :)
I could have died, many people have, the ONLY reason i am still alive today is due to early detection

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful movement, run by great people. Early detection is extremely important and it has saved my mother's life. They have all my support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have loved being involved with Cancer Schmancer! Helping out the WE THE FUTURE youth branch of this organization has been very rewarding because it has allowed me to spread the news about the importance of early detection and prevention to young people everywhere. I have enjoyed hearing the inspiring stories of people who have fought cancer or who know someone with cancer as well because there are so many brave people out there giving cancer everything they have got to get rid of it for good! Who doesn't want that?

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been overwhelmed by the heartfelt sense of community I've come to enjoy from getting to know the Cancer Schmancer website and the many people who run it. When I get on there and read the other survivor stories, I feel like I haven't lost my mom, but I've somehow gained hundreds of friends who help me turn around my loss into something important and meaningful. Thank you, CS.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 3

I'm a 20 year old girl from Puerto Rico. I started to be part in this movement when I was 17 years old. I must say, that I found the Cancer Schmancer Movement by accident, via Internet. I had the book and one day I began to search for a way to contact the author: Fran Drescher, but instead of finding what I wanted, I found the movement. This movement has changed my life in many ways. Even though I can't donate money to it, I have been supporting it and helping them to have more awareness.
I have many family members who had died of cancer, but recently in family, we are going through a hard situation. My aunt of 35 years old, has colon cancer, with a whole bunch of complications that makes things worse. The Treatments seems to not be working at all. Only a miracle and the power of God can do something. We are truly happy cause she still is alive by God's will and mercy.
Being part of this movement, has help me to realize the importance of having good health and helping others to achieve it. I'm also part of the sub-program they have for youth, called WE THE FUTURE! I have been helping them in many ways. Also did a volunteer work for them in the past months, in the advertisement area. Creating a "logo" for this program and being used by the staff. I love this program cause it gives me a chance to put my talents into challenge, for the better improvement of women's/ everyone/ lives.
It's truly an amazing organization. It has been helping millions of lives and it has been doing a great work worldwide. I been making it known here in Puerto Rico for the past years. For the past years, I been doing presentations, advertisement videos, telling testimonies and more, here at my college campus and when I used to be in High School. For me, it means a lot. I hope it continues to be an excellent source of help and prevention. I fully recommended. Besides being part of it, it has been my other family, even though I don't know them so much. Why? Easy, they watch out for my well being by educating me and others, how to have healthier lives. May God bless them and give the Cancer Schmancer Movement, more years to make changes in our lifestyles.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I Joined Cancer Schmancer's,Because I like what it stands for .And two of my auntie has cancer. One passes away a while ago. While the other one is a survivor.

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Ann L.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Recently diagnosed with cervical cancer, I reached out to the Cancer Schmancer Movement and found support. Very dedicated people!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Mimi C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

cheers for cancer schmancer! my mother in law passed away from breast cancer and I wish she had known about Cancer Schmancer. Perhaps if she had, she'd still be here today. Let's prevent more of these stories from happening!

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Ronald H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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babyjaybird85

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ever since I was a child I have seen many family members loose the battle with cancer. I never really understood why there couldn't be anything done about it until I grew up and dug my heels into research and websites. When I was 18 I had received a phone call from my OB saying my PAP had come back with some abnormalities and I needed to schedule an appointment. Come to find out I was diagnosed with HPV at the time and needed to undergo Cryotherapy to freeze the abnormal cells off. Then I did not understand why I had to go through that procedure until it was explained to me that if I had gone without the treatment the abnormal cells could in fact develope into cervical cancer. Now 26 years old and free of abnormal cells due to the simple test of a PAP. Keep yourself protected by routine check ups with the OB and always remember ONLY you know your body, if there is something that doesn't seem right let your instincts guide you.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cancer Schmancer's work is exceptional and unique. In addition to promoting health awareness, Cancer Schmancer is helping to provide underserved women with cancer screening tests. I volunteered for the Fran Van Early Detection program in New York and was impressed by its efficient provision of essential health services. There is an obvious need for affordable screening because many women walked by that day and stopped to arrange an appointment. Cancer Schmancer is saving lives by inspiring women to make healthy choices.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fran's foundation has helped many lives. All her hard work in helping those with cancer has been amazing. She is truly a wonderful person.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

cancer schmancer is an amazing foundation. reading about cancer and about stage one being the cure and taught me much, and it is a life changing foundation. Fran Drescher has done a lot with this. she goes on walks for women with stage one of cancer, and really puts her all into it. I think that this foundation really deserves some recognition, because it is a WONDERFUL nonprofit organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I so support Fran with all she does and all she has been through. She has brought awareness to people who still do now know. We need to kill this disease like it kills our friends and families. We should all continue to do everything we can to help.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I donated to this organization, because this is a cause very important to me as a woman. Also, after having family members and friends who have experienced this disease. This is a cause I can get behind-this org does so many great things to help educate and advocate about the effects of women's cancer & early detection!! Join me as I support the Cancer Schmancer Movement!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i am 20 year old i have not read the book yet but i remember make my frist donate to CS wash was $5 dollons and my 2st donate was $10 dollons to cancerschmancer they really need to stop misdiagoosis people with cancer if u know that something is wrong go to the doctor right way don't play around and wait too later to go because nobody know your body better then you stage 1 is the cure