Info Survive and Thrive Platinum Plan

Skype ConsultationsYour Survive and Thrive Platinum Navigation Plan.

Your plan comprises of 15+ hours of highly skilled & dedicated service from the Grace Gawler Institute:

The Goal: To help you safely & effectively navigate the complex modern cancer maze; seeking to achieve health restoration, well-being & longevity.

Best patient outcomes arise from our meticulous research, thorough coordination, collaboration & more. This takes time – In reality we’ll spend many more hours assisting you – the shortfall is covered by donations to our Not for Profit organisation.

Why Grace designed a special Survive & Thrive Platinum Navigation Plan

This package is the ultimate service and is designed for patients who have rare or difficult to treat cancers and who often, have failed multiple treatments; therefore needing a truly dedicated service.

Patients taking this option must undertake genomic diagnostic testing to better identify target treatments. However – sometimes when a cancer diagnosis means substantial and invasive interference with a patient’s life quality; Grace accepts clients who choose the route of minimally invasive cancer treatments at the outset after the time of first diagnosis.

This can also be the case at a time of cancer recurrence, after failure of first time treatments.

The therapeutic relationship built between Grace & client is pivotal for the practical application of this Platinum Navigation Service.

In all case scenarios – Often extra research and second opinions need to be sourced from several of our local and international cancer experts in order to find the best treatment options.

It takes time, knowledge and persistence to source the right treatments at the right time for the right patient.  Because many patients are often heavily  pre-treated; usually clients with these cancer types do best with innovative and minimally invasive treatments in combination with targeted treatments.

Our experienced global cancer navigator engages with each patient to attain a comprehensive overview of their unique cancer history in order to provide a dedicated & personalised approach to their cancer treatment & management.

To be effective; the navigator must have longevity in the field and be multi skilled across a broad range of supportive care cancer disciplines.

The navigator provides personal guidance as you move through the cancer maze – empowering you to make informed decisions, thus improving your cancer outcome.

Our experienced global cancer navigator engages with each patient to attain a comprehensive overview of their unique cancer history in order to provide a dedicated & personalised approach to their cancer treatment & management. 

To be effective; the navigator must have longevity in the field and be multi skilled across a broad range of supportive care cancer disciplines.

The navigator provides personal guidance as you move through the cancer maze – empowering you to make informed decisions, thus improving your cancer outcome.

Conducting the Cancer Orchestra:

The role of your cancer navigator is similar to an orchestral conductor. She has many responsibilities; coordinating instruments, musicians, music, tuning, timing, sequencing –  ensuring the overall harmony of the symphony ‘team’.

Similarly; your navigator coordinates your ‘medical orchestra’ – including the support ‘team’ of oncologists, doctors, immune therapies, treatment centres, genomic diagnostic labs, family members, scans, nutritional & complementary medicines & more…

What happens after I purchase my Cancer Navigation Plan?

Your navigator…

  • Aims to form a close, trusted &  personal 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. While there may be brilliant treatment options for you overseas, many of these are countries where English is not the first language. Communication difficulties often arise. Your navigator ensures nothing is lost in translation.
  • Liaises with all oncology and other practitioners on your behalf.
  • Manages the whole picture of your health.

    Grace is experienced & qualified to manage & advise you in the areas of…

    *nutritional health
    *complementary medicines & therapies (yes they are different)
    *targeted botanicals to complement oncology treatments
    *most importantly  –  sequencing (timing) & coordinating of all treatments. SEE MORE
    *psychological & emotional support – comprises at least 50% of your Recovery Journey.
    *Sorting through medical options & second opinions.

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With Grace’s 45 years’ local and international experience; she has the knowledge and time to leave no stone un-turned to help you extend your life.

Your 15 hours service may include…

  1. Detailed attention to case notes and being sure they are able to be understood by hospitals where English is not first language. As with our Basic package; collate your records – place them in safe storage – digitally & in hard copy.
  2. Skype or Face-time Consultations: Each video consult includes a follow up summary. Once underway; follow-up Video consults may be 15, 30, 60 minutes – e.g updates, checking-in when overseas)
  3. A Personalised book of researched options is collated for each patient and mailed ( Australia & New Zealand only). For patients who live in other location – this information is emailed.
  4. Emails, phone calls organising second opinions, getting accurate diagnosis, coordinating, collaborating with genomic laboratories, doctors, oncologists (national & international), coordinating treatments, research specific to your case, helping you with logistics…
  5. Emotional & Psychological Support – keeping you on track.
  6. Overseas Patient Guidance Manual mailed as hard copy to Australian patients and also sent as PDF.
  7. eBooks Series including navigation tips.
  8. Resources, education & thorough explanations – to help you make informed decisions.
  9. Email reminders to keep you on track.
  10. Invoice monthly or notification if your hourly quota is running out.

What uniquely qualifies us to offer this service:

  • Grace Gawler’s 30 year’s experience in overseas referrals.Cancer Navigation Package
  • As well, she acquired an in-depth understanding of what overseas treatments entail, when she underwent successful experimental surgery in the Netherlands, in 2002-03.
  • Grace has worked internationally in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Germany and Japan and maintains many collegiate relationships with exceptional cancer health professionals from these countries.
  • Working with some of the best minds in cancer medicine gives Grace a global yardstick for excellence; she insists on nothing less for her patients.
  • Overall, Grace has spent 45 years working at the cancer coalface with approximately 18,000 + patients.

Point of Difference:

  • Unlike many referral services, we have no financial links with health professionals, clinics, hospitals or other service providers that we refer to.
  • We therefore have no bias as to where we refer patients – each case is taken on the specific needs of the individual.
  • Continuity of care and in-depth therapeutic relationship with each patient.
  • Extensive experience in the psychological and emotional aspects of dealing with cancer. (Books and publications on subject)

Is the navigation package right for you?

Note: the navigation service is not a mix & match arrangement designed by you the patient, with occasional checking in with your navigator.

For best outcomes a close ongoing relationship between navigator and patient is required.

Whilst we encourage patient empowerment, we consistently observe patients attempting to ‘research’ and flit from one treatment to another – getting lost and confused in the cancer maze.

This is how we work.

All recommended treatments must be coordinated, timed & sequenced in accordance with our referring doctors recommendations & in collaboration with your cancer navigator, Grace Gawler.

Responsibility:

  • We take every care with each patient based on four decades of experience.
  • We are diligent with professionalism & thoroughness.
  • We take our responsibility seriously.
  • We want you to obtain the best possible outcomes.

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