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Grace Gawler

Australasia Pioneer of Supportive Care Medicine for Women with Cancer

Breast Cancer Survivorship Coach

“I offer you guided & coordinated access to cutting edge, minimally invasive cancer therapies & diagnostics,” says Grace Gawler, author, cancer patient advocate, cancer navigator & nutritional adviser.

“I have 47 years cancer support experience as a navigator and patient advocate. These experiences qualify me to provide patients with independent, un-biased guidance & medically qualified second opinions.”

A citizen scientist & pioneer of supportive care cancer medicine, Grace co-founded Australia’s first cancer support groups. Her patient advocacy in Australia & New Zealand saw Grace receiving the inaugural Rotary International Jean Harris Award for services towards advancing the role of women in society; the highest honour Rotary bestows on a non-Rotarian. 

Grace’s personal experience: Long-term care giver to bone cancer patient, breast cancer patient & veteran of 28 complex surgeries. These first-hand experiences underpins her unique approach to the art & science of supportive care cancer medicine.
1. Grace’s Cancer Service Milestones 
2. Podcast BBC, UK. Grace interview. Attitudinal Strategies for Survival

I help you Bridge the Support Gaps in Standard Cancer Care

Grace Gawler – Cancer Survivorship & Wellness

Along with my team of experts I aim to optimise your life quality and wellbeing by brokering a wider range of cancer survivorship options for you.

These include genomic diagnostics and qualified second opinions, minimally invasive treatments, personalised nutrition, complementary medicines.

Supportive care includes effective stress reduction methods, resilience training, strategies for emotional recovery and dealing with the trauma of diagnosis.

Most importantly; I specialise in helping you to bridge the gaps that often exist in standard cancer medicine.

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We assisted these patients to bridge the support gaps in cancer care

Fairlie – Breast Cancer Survivor

Grace is the “missing link” in the complex world of multi-disciplinary cancer management & treatment.

Her ability to see the whole landscape of treatment & care options both nationally & internationally is unparalleled!

Her depth of knowledge, broad experience base, compassionate character, plus her intellectually curious & rigorous nature; make her an anomaly in the field.

JudithInvasive Lobular Breast Cancer – mastectomy

In April 2021, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. To say I was shocked is an understatement. I was convinced that my healthy, vegan lifestyle of many years would protect me from cancer. I was able to make arrangements for a mastectomy but that was about all. I had no idea what to expect after the operation and no idea of how to go about choosing an oncologist.

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Luckily for me, I stumbled across Grace Gawler’s website and was able to have a Zoom meeting with her about a week before surgery. It was amazing the difference it made to the way I felt about my future. Grace, with her knowledge and experience, was able to bring a feeling of calm and control to a situation which until then had felt like I was walking through a nightmare. She supported my choice to have a mastectomy and gave information and advice about the operation which increased my feelings of control.

After the operation, Grace suggested various genomic tests which might identify the best path forward.  She was also able to direct me to an amazing oncologist who understands the person as well as the disease.

I would sincerely recommend Grace to anyone who is going through the cancer maze. It can be a very lonely and confronting journey and sometimes one with which even family members can’t really identify. But Grace Gawler can; she’s been there, done that and she understands the emotions as well as the disease.
Judith Sept 2021

Judith update: October 2021

An extremely important part of my recovery has been the weekly video Survivorship Care Plan sessions I have with Grace. During these sessions I am able to discuss any issues I’ve encountered with someone who understands what it feels like to be a patient. Grace’s expertise allows me to access immediate feedback on my DNA tests, blood tests and nutrition. These weekly video sessions with Grace have been invaluable to my recovery.  I am now cancer free and moving on to the Wellness Care Plan so that I can continue to have Grace’s support and guidance.

Lost in the Cancer Maze?
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Patients share some of the ways they were lost in the complex cancer maze

1. Mary had been to leading cancer specialists & the best hospitals but her cancer was still progressing. 

She is one of many patients who has fallen through a gap in the medical system. 

She wonders…

Is there something more I can do?

2. Sue was recently diagnosed and considers using natural therapies and adopting an alternative approach. 

She is confused by Dr Google and Cancer Entrepreneurs. 

She is considering exploring a best of both world’s approach. 

But with whom?

How our Survivorship Care Plans can help you

Recurrent TNBC (Triple Negative Breast Cancer) BRCA2 mutation

Alison – NSW – Diagnosed 2016 – double mastectomy – various chemotherapies and radiotherapy – Became a  Navigated Patient in Sept 2020

Recurrent TNBC with a BRCA2 mutation was a confronting diagnosis and the standard treatments for TNBC patients did not work for me. Searching for alternative treatments on the internet and elsewhere wasted my time, energy and money.
But instead of giving up hope and living the rest of my life in fear, fortunately I found Grace Gawler !
With decades of experience and a vast knowledge of treatments in Australia and internationally, Grace sorts fact from fiction and leaves no stone unturned to find evidenced-based therapies for me.

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The pandemic has stopped me from pursuing any overseas options, but in the meantime, Grace told me about a state-of-the-art and minimally invasive stereotactic radiotherapy treatment in Perth to deal with a liver metastasis.

Knowledge is power so Grace’s advice and support, every step of the way, empowers me in my oncology consultations. Like the rest of my family, I’m very grateful for Grace’s ongoing commitment to help me.
She cares about me as a person, not just a patient and has made an incredible difference in my LIFE. Alison M – July 2021 

Update May 2022

Patient Advocacy, Empowerment & Guidance:

While each case is different, bridging the gaps in the system and helping you access medical excellence via qualified second opinions and innovative treatment hubs, is our specialty.

 *We empower patients to effectively navigate the cancer maze; includes all patients; early to advanced diagnosis.

*We navigate patients to access state-of-the-art treatments with leading cancer specialists.

Complementary Medicine, Communication Skills & Wellbeing

*We help our patients access targeted complementary botanical medicines to safely increase wellbeing during and after treatments.

*We encourage (via coaching) better communication between patients & their health professionals. 

*We help patients maintain well-being, build psychological resilience & develop tools for managing trauma & stress associated with their diagnosis. 

We offer two distinctly different services.

Video Consultations                     Long Term Survivorship Care Plans

Video Consultations:
We suggest an initial video consultation with Grace Gawler to explore your cancer recovery options. After the consultation you may be interested in applying for a Long Term Survivorship Care Plan. You will have the opportunity to discuss your suitability with Grace.
Visit ‘Video Call with Grace’ on the menu.

Long Term Survivorship Care Plans:
Our boutique survivorship care plans provide hours of dedicated services, including video calls. Plans are personally designed & implemented for each patient’s unique needs. Cost effective – they provide research, referrals, coordination, case management continuity, regular support & follow up. Visit ‘Cancer Survivorship Care Plans’ on the menu.

Make this your goal

Lifestyle & Complementary Medicine

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Targeted Cancer Nutrition & Complementary Medicines – No more guesswork! 

Our Survivorship Care Plan Patients benefit from Grace’s qualifications in Botanical Science & Medicine. For example; Eat right for your genes.

Grace can introduce you to the latest nutritional gene testing laboratory; providing a personalised approach to nutrition. A similar gene test, a drug sensitivity profile, can identify how you metabolise pharmaceuticals & complementary medicines avoiding contraindications.

Explore your Survivorship Possibilities

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Talk to Grace, our experienced cancer navigator today. Most patients say it was a life changing conversation & wish they found her sooner...
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