Hilarious, witty, and smart, Fran Drescher is among the most loved celebrities.
Yet, she faced some serious life-changing events. One of them was finding out that she had uterine cancer back in 1999.
Everyone's favorite Nanny spoke about being cancer-free for 21 years, and her words are, as usual, uplifting and heartwarming!
Fran Claims It Was A Wonderful Journey
Drescher talked on People's podcast, describing the past 21 years. She said:
"It's been an amazing journey, and I have learned tremendous life lessons and experienced incredible silver linings as a result of this experience."
After she was diagnosed and had the surgery, she wrote the book Cancer Schmancer. Fran addressed her situation by stating:
"I got famous, then I got cancer, and now I live to talk about it."
She knows she was lucky, and that's why Fran never stopped raising awareness and profits for people who are struggling with the same disease.
Cancer Schmancer Movement
Fran explained why this tragedy was a gift to her:
"Sometimes, the best gifts come in the ugliest packages. Please lock elbows with me and join the Cancer Schmancer Movement so together we can do what needs to be done, so fewer of us will die prematurely."
The showbusiness star was a victim of a home invasion and rape in the 1980s.
She later had a radical hysterectomy to remove cancer. But it does seem that nothing could erase her contagious smile from her face.
Currently, she is doing her part to raise awareness through her Cancer Schmancer Movement.
Hats off to the charming, brave and inspiring lady!