Cancer Survivorship Care Plans
Are you lost in the confusing & bewildering cancer maze?
Boutique Cancer Survivorship Care Plans
Once enrolled in the Care Plan, veteran cancer navigator, Grace Gawler, will guide you through the cancer maze as she has done with 20,000+ patients over 47 years.
Designed for People like You:
Each Care Plan provides you with 10-15 hours of dedicated services and is personally designed for your unique needs.
Cost effective: The Plans provide you with research, referrals, coordination, case management, complementary medicine and naturopathic guidance, regular support & follow up.
Here’s what patients say about the Survivorship Care Plans:
Yvonne: Since joining Grace’s Survivorship Care Plan, I immediately felt well supported by her informative and supportive weekly check-ins and video consultations. Since then, Grace has informed, coordinated services, guided, and supported me. She recommended and organised genomic testing which has pointed the way forward in terms of nutrition, medication, and treatments suitable for me as an individual. Read More
Benefit from a wider range of treatment options and diagnostics
Increased treatment options for Care Plan participants:
Grace and her team of experts can broker a range of survivorship options; including, genomic diagnostics minimally invasive treatments, personalised nutrition, complementary medicines and supportive care.
Cancer Navigation is our Specialty.
Like a ship’s navigator Grace will guide you through the unseen dangers.
Successfully surviving the complex cancer maze
Many patients are lost in the cancer maze.
Decades ago, Grace realised patients needed a skilled navigator to guide them through the cancer maze. She developed the Survivorship Care Plans where patients engage with the Navigator (Grace), on a regular basis; with the aim of helping them to become empowered and informed participants in their Survivorship.
Access to cancer experts in our network:
A Survivorship Care Plan will introduce you to a variety of cancer experts who have different skills and with whom you will consult during your recovery. We fast track this process!
Some of the specialists may offer a second opinion; others will become long-term on your team; some specialists will provide a specific skill required at the time.
Yvonne: Since joining Grace’s Survivorship Care Plan, I immediately felt well supported by her informative and supportive weekly check-ins and video consultations. Since then, Grace has informed, coordinated services, guided, and supported me. She recommended and organised genomic testing which has pointed the way forward in terms of nutrition, medication, and treatments suitable for me as an individual.
Judith: An extremely important part of my recovery has been the weekly video Survivorship Care Plan sessions I have with Grace. These weekly video sessions with Grace have been invaluable to my recovery.
Alison: 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.
Alan: 2021 Update:I am now 75, retired and enjoying life and family. Grateful for the help I have received both inside and outside the box of cancer medicine. The consultation with Grace Gawler that day proved a significant turning point in my cancer journey and is testimonial to using professional advice for a best of both worlds approach. My remission is fully verifiable with complete records.
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Survivorship Care Plans - Benefits
Reduce Stress and Isolation:
Imagine how the stress & isolation of dealing with cancer can be reduced by engaging the services of an experienced cancer navigator.
Imagine having someone who is dedicated to you & available to answer all your cancer related questions and can troubleshoot the confusion and overwhelm that comes not only with a cancer diagnosis but with ongoing treatment decision making.
Survivorship Care Plans Explained
Basic Care Plan – 10 hours of dedicated services.
During this time Grace will…
Read & familiarise your case, collate your records, safe storage, digitally & in hard copy.
Organise your first Video Consultations; discuss potential options.
Once underway; weekly short follow-up video consultations can be scheduled.
Coordinate & collaborate with genomic laboratories & other experts on your behalf, including second opinions.
Fact tracking can be arranged when necessary.
Provide emotional & psychological Coaching, including resources and eBooks.
Provide education & thorough explanations to help you make informed decisions.
Email reminders to keep you on track.
Platinum Care Plan– 15 hours dedicated services.
The platinum plan is our ultimate service and is designed for patients who have rare or difficult to treat cancers and who often, have failed multiple treatments. These patients require a longer term, more devoted service.
Your 15 hours of services may include…
Additional services to those provided in the basic Survivorship Care Plan.
Priority services; when urgent, after hours, weekends, holidays.
Taking a deeply forensic approach, leaving no stone unturned, Grace casts a wide net involving her expert colleagues. This may include fast tracking of appointments or ‘re-examination’ of the original diagnosis. New research shows cancer receptors can change overtime requiring a new treatment approach. This can significantly impact patient survivorship. This just one example how the services are more intensive than the Basic Care Plan.
Our Basic Survivorship Care Plan is Cost Effective:
On average, fees for consulting cancer health practitioners are charged at $450 per hour, therefore, 10 consultations would cost $4500.
Our Basic Survivorship Care Plan fee is only $2200 for 10 hours of services, equating to $220/hr.
Our Platinum Survivorship Care Plan is Cost Effective:
On average, fees for consulting cancer health practitioners are charged at $450 per hour, therefore, 15 consultations would cost $6750.
Our Platinum Survivorship Care Plan fee is only $2950 for 15 hours, equating to $196/hr.
As your Patient Advocate - We champion your cause
A Patient Advocate provides:
* Validated information and education about cancer and treatment options to empower decision-making.
* Brings patients awareness to the need for compassion in medicine thereby aiming to minimise suffering whilst undergoing cancer treatments.
* Emphasises wellbeing and quality of life as being fundamental to cancer survivorship.
* Informs you of your rights as a patient.
* Assistance to improve communication with your oncologist and allied health practitioners.
* Coaching you to develop ‘healthy’ attitudes to controlling your healthcare.
* A voice to patients’ unmet needs.
A Patient Advocate:
* Advocates for case reviews and second opinions including compassionate use of drugs.
* Provides avenues of exploration for cancer patients to access genomic diagnostics, targeted treatments and oncologists who can action their use.
* Organises access to specialised cancer treatment hubs who can provide skill, experience and expertise for rare and difficult to treat cancers.
Your Survivorship Care Plan is a Globally Unique Service
Point of Difference:
Our organisation provides independent and notably different patient advocacy and navigation services compared to cancer information services provided by the Cancer Councils who fill that role adequately.
Independent and non-biased: We are NOT a medical tourism service! We therefore have no bias as to where we refer patients. Thus each case is taken on the specific needs of the individual.
Independent: Unlike many referral services we are an independent organisation with no financial links to health professionals, clinics, hospitals or other service providers to whom we refer.
Long term continuity of care: We aim to build a long term in-depth therapeutic relationship with each patient.
One-stop hub: We are unique because we operate as a one-stop hub of cancer treatment and support options.
Is the survivorship care plan right for you?
It is important to understand that the survivorship care plan is not a mix & match arrangement designed by you the patient, with occasional checking in with your navigator.
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.
For best outcomes a close ongoing relationship between navigator and patient is required.
How to proceed
Lets see what we can achieve together!
Patients must apply to join a Survivorship Care Plan. It is a requirement that you have read and comprehended our terms of service.
Should you wish to proceed with a Survivorship Care Plan you can contact Grace below…
Please write ‘Survivorship Care Plan’ in the subject line of the contact form.