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Grace G

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Review for Cancer Schmancer Foundation, Reston, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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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From a point of view as a health professional the website and organisation is invaluable. Even though I am in Australia, I will be referring clients to Cancer Schmancer's website & will be sure to catch up with activities when I am in the USA.

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I think they are doing great work. Well done!!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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What is unique about this organization?

The delivery of their information and commonsense approach. No jargon - accessible to anyone. Website well designed for maximum learning when women are traumatised from the diagnosis and experience of cancer. Fran's story, as a celebrity is so very important in terms of early diagnosis and why women need to persist if they sense something is not right. Great role model.

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Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Supporting cancer patients everyday.