“I realized very quickly that what happened to me has happened to millions of Americans—misdiagnosis and mistreatment,”
says Drescher. HUMO Fra llaugh for decades in her roles on TV and in film, but in 1999 something decidedly un-funny happened to her when she was diagnosed with stage I uterine cancer— after two years of misdiagnoses. Her sense of humor and determination helped her make a full recovery, and her struggle with getting the appropriate diagn niz smile) happened to millions of Americans—misdiagnosis and mistreatment,” she says. “Cancer Schmancer was founded in order to empower people with knowledge about the disease and provide them the tools they need to fight it … knowledge is power.”
One of the things Drescher believes is key in fighting cancer is reducing exposure to environmental toxins. On October 13 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, Cancer Schmancer will host its first Women’s Health Summit, with a focus on detoxifying the home environment. “When you [consider] that most diseases—cancer and many others that plague Americans chronically— are environmentally stimulated,” says Drescher, “we have a great capacity to reduce our risk of getting cancer as well as a host of other diseases and allergies simply by learning how to detox our home.” Go to cancerschmancer.org for more information about this event. And see our interview with Drescher on p. 40 for her favorite toxin-free products. As part of creating a healthy home environment, Drescher strongly believes in ensuring the health and beauty products we use daily are safe and natural.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we’ve included a Q&A with Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAC, MS (p. 50), who takes a holistic approach to fighting the disease. Eliaz answers common questions about breast health (many of which most traditional doctors won’t tell you), and recommends supplements you can take now to reduce your odds of developing breast cancer.