It’s always wonderful to receive good news when assisting patients with rare or severe cancers.
Today we received more great news from one of the triple negative breast cancer patients on our cancer navigation program. Her scans were clear.
I said to my wife, Grace Gawler, (therapeutic director of our Institute), how many does this make in this recent group? She paused; then answered; five.
As well, our longest survivor from our navigation service programs has been cancer free for 5 years now, she added.
About triple negative breast cancer:
*About 15-20% of breast cancer patients have triple negative breast cancer (TNBC).
*TNBC is often more aggressive than other types of cancers Making treatment more difficult. *A 2007 study of more than 50,000 women with all stages of breast cancer found that 77% of women with triple-negative breast cancer survived at least 5 years, versus 93% of women with other types of breast cancer. 2017.
Our group of 5 were no ordinary breast cancer patients:
After suffering side-effects from harsh treatments, they had been ‘written off’ by their respective hospitals in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane & New Zealand.
Some were on palliative chemotherapy.
I’d love to share their names & contact details given the amazing successes (5/5 = 100%) but it’s not our Institute’s policy; knowing they’ll be inundated with incessant enquiries and nuisance proselytisers.
Happily such good outcomes are not limited to our TNBC patients.
I’ll be sharing more wonderful stories with you soon. as time permits.
Why did our 5 patients achieve outcomes that significantly exceeded normal clinical expectations?
Well, for starters, they were all participants in our Global Cancer Navigation Package. This begs the question, why is the service so effective?
Gaps in the Medical Systems: It is an unavoidable fact that there are many gaps in the medical system.
Drawing on our combined 57 years of cancer experience, we help bridge the gaps – striving to ensure our patients access the very best treatments – the best care & management. We support and guide them through this process.
Each of the five participants was enrolled in our Cancer Navigation Plan.
The navigation service is built around our 5-point cancer survivorship care plan click here
Our patients received the following…
Referrals to advanced genomic diagnostics to identify targeted treatments.
Referrals to pharmacogenomic tests (shows patient’s ability to metabolise the target treatments)
Referrals to overseas (blood-based) immune therapies, carefully timed with hypothermia & when appropriate, low-dose (targeted) chemotherapy.
Sourcing cancer medicines not yet available in the patient’s home country but approved overseas; e.g. in Europe or the USA. (sometimes the time lag can be many years, even never)
Thorough timing & sequencing of the treatments to achieve maximum therapeutic outcome. (This is a skill in itself)
Careful/caring case management & advocacy for the short and long-term – helping the patient maintain realistic hope while undergoing treatments.
Assistance for maintaining health & wellness after remission or after significant reduction of cancers.
Advising and monitoring cancer botanicals and nutritionals, scientifically personalised for each patient.
At any time – by clicking here, you can arrange a Skype video consultation with Cancer Navigator, Grace Gawler.
Grace will discuss your (many) options and help you access Precision Medicine if that is your wish.
After a short time talking with Grace most patients say – “I wish I found you earlier.”
Most patients experience the hope that arises once they know about an increased range of viable treatment options, especially when the hospital had said, there is nothing more we can do for you.
But first; so you can maximise your valuable Skype consultation time with Grace,we recommend visiting the following pages