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<p><a href="http://www.cancerschmancer.org/" style="color: rgb(192, 132, 52);" target="_blank"><b>Cancer Schmancer</b></a>'s Founder, President and Visionary, Fran Drescher, is a uterine cancer survivor who was misdiagnosed and mistreated for two years by eight doctors for a peri-menopause condition she did not have before being diagnosed with uterine cancer.</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: black;">As the result of this experience, Fran wrote the New York Times bestseller Cancer Schmancer with the hopes that, in telling her story, she would prevent what happened to her from happening to others. However, when she went on her book tour, she realized that what happened to her had happened to millions of women like her. It was then that Fran realized the book was not the end, but rather the beginning of a life mission to ensure all women with cancer are diagnosed in Stage 1, when it is most curable.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: black;">To this end, Fran launched two not-for-profit corporations, the Cancer Schmancer Movement and Cancer Schmancer Foundation. The Cancer Schmancer Movement advocates for improved women&rsquo;s cancer healthcare legislation while the Cancer Schmancer Foundation educates women on the risk factors, early warning signs, and tests that are available for early detection of all women&rsquo;s cancers.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; color: black;">While many women&rsquo;s cancers cannot be prevented, the survival rates and quality of life for women with cancer can be significantly improved through proper patient education and coaching, early detection, and timely, appropriate treatment. The five-year survival rate after treatment for Stage 1 breast and gynecologic cancers is over 90% while the five-year survival rate for these same cancers in Stage 4 is less than 30%.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p>To learn more, visit <a href="http://www.cancerschmancer.org/" style="color: rgb(192, 132, 52);" target="_blank"><b>CancerSchmancer.org</b></a></p>

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