Another layer of “magic” in our cancer navigation service comes from the precise timing & sequencing of your treatments.
The ‘magic’ depends on the Cancer Navigator’s sequencing & coordinating skill – in the way she coordinates, collaborates & liaises with the medical experts in your team.
A very deep understanding of their disciplines is necessary to do this task. You need to be able to speak their medical language – but there is much more and it’s really difficult for most people to comprehend – it’s a new paradigm in medical management. (See the conductor explanation at the bottom of the page)
Because this is so important; I will repeat the statement:
The navigator’s fine tuning & coordinating of the medical team creates the ‘magic.’
Hint: In our experience with our immunotherapy specialists – timing and sequencing of combination treatments have yielded most outstanding results.
Surprising to most patients, immune therapy partners very well with many conventional cancer treatments such as radiation (immuno-radiation), chemotherapy (immuno-modulatory effects of chemotherapy).
Immunotherapy is the “treatment of disease by inducing, enhancing or suppressing an immune response. Immunotherapies designed to elicit or amplify an immune response are classified as activation immuno-therapies.
Cell-based immuno-therapies are effective for some cancers. Immune effector cells such as lymphocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, NK Cells, T lymphocytes (CTL), etc – work together to defend the body against cancer by targeting abnormal antigens expressed on the surface of tumour cells.
Timing: This has a lot to do with presenting antigens at the right time and its complicated.
The navigator’s fine tuning underpins the exceptional outcomes our patients achieve. The Navigator makes it happen.
This is a hard concept to grasp. BUT we consistently observe that patients who fully comprehend the navigator’s role in sequencing & coordinating your treatments – attain better outcomes. Please study Hard!
The Conductor Metaphor: Imagine your cancer navigator as a ‘conductor’ & the oncology specialists as musicians in a world famous orchestra.
The musicians (specialists) are skilled in their niche but know little about the other treatments or other specialists that we coordinate. They are not experienced in this role of conductor (navigator & coordinator).
The ‘conductor/navigator’ also holds the ‘big picture’ plan (or blueprint) for the critical timing or sequencing of treatments – both in the short & long term. The individual oncologists are good at what they do but cannot oversee the whole.
This is the ‘magic’ of it all – it’s a ‘value ad’ to your treatment outcomes.
The conductor strives to produce a great musical masterpiece – your wonderful health restoration
With a great conductor the specialists (musicians) work in harmony – playing their best to create this musical masterpiece.
The conductor is responsible for the very precise timing. Coordinating and sequencing your medical treatments)
As we have learned above – the good news is that skillful timing & sequencing can considerably boost patient recovery outcomes.
Remember – The ideal outcome is a great musical masterpiece – your health restoration.
Your conductor (the cancer navigator) ensures the various practitioners (often from several countries) play as a team with impeccable timing.
The ‘musical masterpiece’ may range from your total remission, stable disease or buying more time (until the next breakthroughs) have the answer to your cancer)
It will certainly mean better quality of life and reduced side effects.