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On June 21, Fran Drescher, star of television series The Nanny and author of Cancer Schmancer, announced the national launch of the Cancer Schmancer Movement. This day also marked her own anniversary of seven years of wellness. A survivor of uterine cancer due to early detection, Drescher’s goal is to realize a world where “no woman will die from cancer as a result of late stage diagnosis.” She wants “to ensure that all women’s cancers are diagnosed in Stage 1, when they are most curable.”

To help her get the word out, she has asked Angelina Jolie, whose mother died from cancer, for her support. Drescher said, “Ever since her mom died, she has been a great supporter of the foundation. She really reached out, which is wonderful.”

The non-profit organization will encourage women to take responsibility for their own health by paying attention to their bodies, developing better partnerships with doctors and getting the female voice recognized by legislators through the power of votes.

“I feel I got famous, I got cancer and I lived to talk about it so it’s given me a sense of purpose to my life that I didn’t have before. And I think what I’m doing is important and very necessary.”

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