Explaining Cancer Navigation

The Grace Gawler Institute Cancer Navigation ServicesAre you looking for an intelligent science-based approach to cancer recovery?

Grace and her team of experts can broker your cancer survivorship options. These include genomic diagnostics minimally invasive treatments, personalised nutrition, complementary medicines and supportive care.

As an independent organisation, not aligned with any one hospital or medical group, we can connect you to a global village of cancer excellence where we source the very best diagnostics and treatments for you.

During Covid 19 overseas travel restrictions, we can still help you access ‘innovative treatment hubs’ in Australia or NZ, where you can receive the latest in modern cancer care. 

How Cancer Navigation can help You

Understanding Grace Gawler’s Unique Cancer Navigation Services:
It is in your interest to be informed and discerning with regards to your needs to use our services. The best way to understand the type of service offered by Grace Gawler’s organisation is to thoroughly read the pages on the menus and submenus of this website. The home page outlines my approach. Please read in detail.
Grace offers 2 key patient services:
1. Video call consultations to chart your options (can be a one-off)
2. The more comprehensive, longer-term Cancer Survivorship Care Plans.

Grace Gawler Cancer Navigator acts as your Independent Consultant

Your navigator’s focus is on your survivorship and wellbeing

Your navigator…

Aims to form a close, trusted &  personal therapeutic alliance with you.
Researches on your behalf & advises you through the important decisions.
Advocates for you – with doctors, clinics and medical systems.

Helps bridge gaps in communication between all your practitioners
Liaises with oncology & other practitioners on your behalf.
Manages the whole picture of your health and cancer recovery.

Know your Cancer Navigator!
It is imperative you know about the diverse experience, training and background of any qualified integrative doctor, naturopath or other person who is advising you about Cancer Navigation.
You need to ask them about previous patients, published results on their work, how many patients with your cancer type have they assisted etc? 
In other words, you need to question them and not take their information at face value. Again; be discerning!

Your life depends upon the experience, skill, integrity, authenticity, information, and quality of guidance provided by your Cancer Navigator. Therefore it is important you take the time to visit the following pages to learn more about why you might choose me as your Cancer Navigator: Read more about Grace Gawler & Read More about Grace’s milestones  

The Cancer Navigator advises & guides patients in a unique collaborative partnership

What we can achieve together – as navigator & patient

Grace says, “My unique approach is highly personalised, dedicated and requires continuity and communication from you, the patient. These attributes are essential to build a strong therapeutic relationship.

An approach like mine can only be achieved by dedicated longevity in the field, decades working at the cancer coalface. Each patients case and story is different; a puzzle waiting to be understood and assembled.

There is a no convincing policy in Grace Gawler’s approach. It is not my job to convince you to work with me. If we both think that I can value add to your cancer recovery we can explore how we might work together; starting with a Video Consultation”

Grace champions Partnership or Collaborative Cancer Medicine

Partnership Medicine or “Slow Medicine” takes time, empathy & expertise for GP’s & oncologist to practise the true Art of Medicine. The medical experts who most appreciate our Cancer Navigation Services; importantly; all practise in this manner. They prioritise the person in personalised medicine!

These skilled and valued colleagues are the professionals to whom we refer for second opinions or innovative medicine options when patients fail conventional treatments.

Our expert colleagues know and trust that we will catch patients from falling through the cracks, whilst helping them to bridge the gaps in medical systems.

How can a video call with Grace Gawler help you?

Video call as a first step:

Comprehensive medical information is required for creating a personalised Plan. I assess all medical records and documents you provide prior to a video call along with a signed consent form and a completed Questionnaire.

Your case notes are read and your options already researched before your video call. All patients are different, as are their cancers. Thus reading your information prior and the call itself are foundational to this first personalised step. Many patients receive help this way while some go on to become long-term navigated patients. (Care Plans)

What happens during a video call?

The medical information and other details you provide during a first video consultation begins your Health Restoration Plan and serves as an outline or a road map to help me to piece together your story & the story of your cancer.

I’ll suggest short term and long term options to explore, further referrals & second opinions can be initiated. When you join a Survivorship Care Plan I help you to be extra proactive, showing how to value add to recovery & develop your Survivorship Toolkit. Where possible we prefer the involvement of your GP or Oncologist.

Next step after a Video call:

We suggest patients consider what they learned from the video call and discuss our services with a partner/family and then to get back to me if they wish to be considered for a Survivorship Care Plan.

It is a requirement for all Survivorship Care Plan patients to read the Terms of Service listed in several places on the website, before payment and making a commitment to engage our services. It’s important patients talk to Grace first before purchasing a Care Plan.

Please note:
Grace can only accept a new Survivorship Care Plan participant every month due the intensity of navigating patients with our personalised approach. We have long term survivors, members of our Survivorship community we still advise. Some patients longevity with us extends back to 2012, 2016 and prior.

Grace remains committed to our long term clients when they have needs (such as effectively handling a recurrence); as well as engaging with new clients. 
We only accept patients with whom we can work cooperatively and are compliant with us and oncologists and GPs etc.

Prior to your video consultation...

consider our Survivorship Care Plans

Navigated Survivorship Care Plans:

It is a requirement for all Survivorship Care Plan patients to read the Terms of Service listed in several places on the website, before payment and making a commitment to engage our services. It’s important patients talk to Grace first before purchasing a Care Plan.

Please note:
Grace can only accept a new Survivorship Care Plan participant every month due the intensity of navigating patients in our personalised approach. we have long term survivors, members of our Survivorship community we still advise. Some patients longevity with us extends back to 2012, 2016 and prior.

Click for more about Survivorship Care Plan

Explore your Survivorship Possibilities Now

Grace Gawler