Grace Gawler - Helping You Navigate the Cancer Maze

Stories that explain how we help you

Hello, I’m Grace Gawler:

My independent cancer navigation services are globally unique and represent a new paradigm in cancer care. As such they can be hard to pigeonhole. Even doctors struggle with this.

Therefore, rather than complex explanations I present these stories to illustrate some of the ways I help patients navigate the cancer maze.

I recommend spending a few minutes to read these true stories. They could change your life.

Grace Gawler Cancer Coach and Navigator

I helped Jan access a minimally invasive treatment pathway

About six weeks ago a patient, we will call her Jan, requested my services. She had received a scary prognosis of triple negative breast cancer.

The oncologist at a prominent Sydney Hospital recommended a specialised course of immunotherapy and chemotherapy and indicated she should start treatment immediately. I recommended she hold off on the harsh treatment regime he suggested and consult a well-known breast cancer surgeon. 

The breast cancer surgeon recommended a mastectomy which I also felt was the best place to start. In the meantime I organised for her to have some genomic tests to indicate whether chemotherapies and immunotherapies were suitable for her genetic type. I suggested after she had healed from her mastectomy she could consider a special immune boosting procedure in Japan, a procedure that many of my patients have benefited from.

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Jan and her children organised a fundraiser to pay for the treatment overseas. While in Japan, two things happened that indicated she had made the best choice. Their tests showed that her immune system was barely functioning and the immunotherapy and chemotherapy treatment would have been extremely harsh for her. 

Around this time, the results of her genomic tests arrived. They also indicated that she would have not been able to metabolise the treatments recommended in Sydney. This meant her tolerance to the treatment would be low (severe side-effects) and the benefits would be minimal or non-existent. The genomic tests from the certified laboratory in Australia and the Japanese measurements of her immune system, concurred. Jan had chosen the most effective recovery pathway and one with minimal side effects. After the immune boosting treatment in Japan is completed they will measure immune system once again to measure improvements.

Story 1: 

Recently a patient contacted me after having received a poor prognosis from a reputable Australian hospital. During our short consultation she was overjoyed when I informed her that a viable medical treatment for her particular cancer was…

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available at another hospital in the very same city. Sadly, this scenario is not uncommon. Happily my patient did not accept the original prognosis and sought advice from me.

Many decades ago I recognised the need for an independent advisory service. I began building a network comprising some of the best minds in cancer medicine; both nationally and internationally. Over many decades I’ve helped patients access such innovative treatment hubs. I guide them through the process, before, during and after. The diverse range of medical expertise in my networks means means a wider range of treatment options. Like the case above, this can be life saving.

The story demonstrates just one of many ways that I help patients bridge existing gaps in standard cancer medicine. Consequently; after learning about new and exciting, minimally invasive recovery options, a high percentage of patients say; “I wish I found you sooner.”   

Story 2:

This story illustrates how I combine the best of old fashioned naturopathy with hi-tech modern cancer treatments. When R approached me for advice, he was being treated for liver cancer. He said the worst part of his treatment was …

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the daily vomiting and diarrhoea which had plagued him for almost 2 years. He could not sleep properly or socialise with friends. Restaurants were out of the question. 

I prescribed him a naturopathic remedy to soothe his stomach and intestinal linings. I knew from my training that this would not interfere with his particular medical treatments. Several days later R rang me to say the vomiting and diarrhoea had stopped and he was sleeping like a baby. 

I continued to assist R to help him access the best of medical treatments. He was later declared all clear. 


Story 3:

This story illustrates how I help patients acess overseas treatments unavailable in Australia.
A high profile Sydney man, contacted me just days before a scheduled surgery at a leading Sydney hospital to remove his eye socket and upper facial quadrant…

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Naturally he was quite distressed knowing he faced a tough five-month recovery which would affect his quality of life. Grace Gawler immediately referred him for a rapid turnaround second opinion.
Over the next few hours, Grace Gawler, was speaking to several world experts for his particular cancer (specialists in Europe and Japan) and they were giving their expert opinion on his scans. Within a day a plan was decided upon with a viable treatment option. He cancelled his radical surgery.
Due to Grace Gawler’s interventions, he was able to access I high-tech surgical treatment with a world expert in an accredited hospital in Japan. He had minimal side effects and experienced successful treatment of the tumour. He is alive and well in 2024.